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
Hello everyone. My name is Carrie P. My blog is called A Passion for Applique. apassionforapplique.blogspot.com/ Jane and I started blogging the same year. I am not sure how we found each others blog but I have been reading her blog ever since. I have participated in a couple of swaps with Jane too. Maybe one day we will actually get to meet in person.
When Jane put out the call for those who love to embroider I responded quickly. I didn't even know what it was all going to be about but I knew it would be fun. I have always enjoyed handwork. Like many of the guests I was taught by my grandma to embroider. It is something that has always been near and dear to my heart because every time I do some embroidery it reminds of the time I spent with my grandma.
So back to Jane. She emailed me back and said she would love for me to participate in the guest posts. To my surprise she sent me some of the Presencia Finca perle cotton size 12. You can see all the cotton threads on Jane's web site. When I received the threads in the mail I wanted to find a pattern where I could use every single color she sent me. I dug through my patterns. I found this one by Michelle May of The Raspberry Rabbits
I will probably sound like a broken record because many of the other guests have said the same thing. One of the first things I noticed while using this thread was that it did not twist or make knots. This is very important when making French knots. There is nothing worse than trying to make a French knot and the thread makes a knot before you get the thread pulled through.
If you are new to embroidery or any kind of hand work where you might use these threads I highly recommend them.
Once I finished my little quilt I had thread left over. So what else should I embroider? I had this free bunny pattern from Bustle and Sew. I fused her little dress on and embroidered the rest. I used the blue and purple thread to embroider the jump rope. One of my new favorite ways to mount embroidery these days is in a wooden hoop. This one I covered with blue twill tape.
I still had more thread left. I have been wanting to make this little Christmas design.http://stripedfeatherco.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-embroidery.html It's not to early to be thinking about Christmas, you know! This is also mounted in a wooden hoop covered in pink ribbon.
If you are still afraid to try some embroidery you might want to check out the link on Jane's left hand side bar for Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread site. Mary has some great tutorials.
Thanks Jane for letting me be a part of these fine group of embroiderers. It has been fun to see what everyone has chosen to make with their Presencia perle cotton. I hope you have been inspired by all the guests to try a new hobby.
To our readers. After you leave your comment, Carrie 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!
Thank you so much Carrie! Yes, you and I have been blog buddies for years Now that I think about it I have no idea how we "met"! But it would be wonderful to meet in real life.
What many readers must know is that you are a very accomplished applique artist. Now they will know how wonderful you are with embroidery. I just love your projects. Several years ago Carrie sent me a tea towel with a cute Christmas Design. I still put it up every year. Now look at what this sweetie sent me.
This will also be treasured and put up every year!
Pink twill tape! I love it, thank you.
Thank you for being a guest today.
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