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
Brenda who blogs at
Good Morning, I am Brenda and I blog at Ladybug Dreams. http://brtowsleyblogs.blogspot.com/
I am excited to have been invited by Jane to guest post here at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts blog. This is the first time I have written a guest post so I will try not to ramble too much.
I learned to embroidery when I was a girl. My mother taught me the basic stitches and from there I learned any new stitches from books. I stitched many samplers and counted cross stitch pictures in my 30's but just recently got back into hand embroidery in the past couple of years. It quickly came back to me how much I love embroidery and have been adding it to quilt blocks and pillow tops.
For my project I went to my Pinterest board ( http://www.pinterest.com/brendatowsley/hand-stitching/) for Hand Stitching to pick out the design I wanted to use for this project. I found the perfect free design from Bobby Socks Quilt Company.
The next step was to pick the thread colors I was going to use from the samples that Jane sent along with other Presencia threads that I already had on hand.
I really love using these threads they come in such pretty colors and do not tangle while stitching with them. I was able to pick colors that matched the MaryJane Glamping fabric that I was using to finish my project.
I stitched the design on flour sack cloth with a light weight fusible interfacing backing it.
Next I bordered it with the mini charm pack squares and some yardage.
After getting the top put together I decided it needed a little something more and did a running stitch along the edge of the flour sack fabric.
I used the same fabric that I used on the side boarders to make the pillow back, this is my favorite from the line, I love red!
I have enjoyed seeing everyone's projects that have been posting in Jane's "For the Love of Hand Embroidery" series. I hope you will all come over to Ladybug Dreams to see some of the other embroidery and quilting projects that I have shared on my blog and I wish you all a wonderful week.
To our readers. After you leave your comment, Brenda 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!
Brenda thank you so much for sharing with us today. I just love that fabric line and I have that camper on my to do list. Thank you for the inspiration to get started!
PS Presencia Thread is on sale in my
Stock up for the holidays