Monday, October 21, 2013

For The Love of Hand Embroidery-Guest Poster-Andee

Happy Monday to everyone. 
 I hope you had a nice weekend and did something you loved.
On to our next guest for
The Love of Hand Embroidery.


I would like to welcome
Andee who blogs at

Hello!  I am Andee over at The Modern Diary and as you know by now if you read Jane, she has started having guest bloggers for the love of hand embroidery every Monday.  This past summer, Jane asked for volunteers to try out her floss--Presencia threads with any embroidery design they wanted to feature on her blog between August and December of 2013.  I was up for the challenge and I was a happy girl when I got the beautiful threads in the mail!  It was so much fun picking out what I would embroider.  I spent quite awhile browsing through Pinterest and the web, and even bought a few books.  :)

You may recall I am brand new to embroidery.  I have done some redwork and bluework, but not much--and several months ago I took a class over at the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild in which I learned some basic embroidery stitches like these...

I then happily completed my first project which was this elephant pillow! 

Seriously it was fun surfing Pinterest and some websites to find the perfect little stitchery to use these threads on!  For Jane's challenge, I finally decided on this cute little gnome pattern!  I started working on it while on a road trip and then finished it up by the end of summer. 

I was having so much fun I decided to make Hug-Bot which was a freebie from Sublime Stitching too!

To our readers.  After you leave your comment, Andee will come back to her post and hit reply to answer your comments and questions. So make sure to come back later in the day!

Andee thank you so much for sharing with us today. I love the idea of learning new stitches. Your oval embroidery hoop reminds me of a hoop my mother use to have, and to use all those stitches on your Elephant, just beautiful! 
I am sure you have inspired people to try new stitches and that it is always fun to try a new craft. Thank You!

PS  Presencia Thread is on sale in my
Stock up for the holidays


  1. I love your pillow with the gnome. And the pom pom decoration is awesome. Thanks for sharing

  2. Just adore the elephant - good for you in tacking up this challenge and well done, too. The little gnome pattern is so cute!

  3. LOVE the elephant and the gnome is cute and love the hug bot! cute idea

  4. What a great embroidered elephant pillow!

  5. Wonderful job on your very cute finds! Thanks for sharing your work!

  6. Love your elephant pillow for a beginner you did a beautiful job. Your knomes

  7. Great job Andee! I would say you are no longer a beginner! :-)

  8. a super cute gnome pillow. thanks for sharing.

  9. I'm really impressed with your work, Andee, since you're a newbie. The elephant is impressive. Your 2 projects for the hop are so cute.

  10. Isn't embroidery great?!! Your work is lovely and I hope you continue to find such fun projects.

  11. Thank you all for you sweet comments! I am tickled that Sandie says I am no longer a beginner--what a compliment! I do think embroidery is great and I never had any wish to do it until recently, but once you get going on it the possibilities are endless! Thank you again Jane for hosting!


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