Hallo hallo -
I'm not sure anyone drops by this space at the moment, but I will post a little something here anyways.
I realised today that I had neglected s-f for a while.
During last summer I had several total lock-outs with my laptop, and I moved home, after 19 years in my previous one. I've moved from central London to Norwich. I am so happy to say that now.
I am beginning to get to stitching again, after many months of other… Continue
Added by jaihn on January 31, 2009 at 11:45 —
^___^ Hi Everyone……
My New Creations for this week
If you are interested in other items from my auctions,
please let me know so… Continue
Added by Karina on January 31, 2009 at 4:50 —
Most of the embroidery that I do is random freehand.
This means I really have no idea what it is going to look like.
The motif above is on a small gift bag for some nice soap.
I started with some of the bright pink bullion knots and built it up from there.
There is always some point that I do not like the design, but usually if you keep working and building up it turns… Continue
Added by Chloe Emmott on January 28, 2009 at 23:41 —
This is my blog, I am a little behind in pictures because most of my work the last month is for swaps and a round robin which I can`t share yet. I can`t wait to share more with all of you.
Added by tisme on January 27, 2009 at 16:21 —
Row 2 Four Sided Stitch
4 sided stitch
Left cell 2nd row is 4 sided stitch. 4 sided stitch is worked from right to left. Also some authors show 4 sided with the first stitch worked from top to bottom, not bottom to top. But I like it this way. Four sided stitch is usually worked over 4 threads but can be worked over 3 threads.
Center cell is 4 sided worked as a solid filling.
Right hand 2nd row cell is 4 sided… Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 27, 2009 at 1:00 —
Sampler Photo ptsamp3c shows rows 3 & 4Row 3
Satin: everybody knows how, the diagram is just for the spacing.
Right hand cell is step stitch.
One version of satin stitch… Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 27, 2009 at 0:30 —
Rows 5 & 6Row 5
center is faggot stitch. The right hand cell has 1 row of faggot stitch, then 2 rows of reverse faggot back to back, then 1 row of reverse faggot. Faggot stitch and all its variants are worked in diagonal rows. Faggot stitch goes from… Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 27, 2009 at 0:00 —
Pulled Thread Sampler Rows 7 & 8Row 7 is upright cross
. This is always a diagonal stitch, worked from lower right to upper left. Work all the vertical stitches first, then come back down working all the horizontal stitches -- without turning the work.… Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 26, 2009 at 23:30 —
Pulled Thread Sampler Rows 9 & 10Row 9 is 3 sided stitch
This stitch works both horizontally and diagonally, although the horizontal version is far more common. The left cell has the stitch horizontal, worked from right to left, according to the diagram… Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 26, 2009 at 23:00 —
The Edge Finish - Squared Edging Stitch
The yellow sampler has squared edging stitch as its edge finish. This is also the edge I used on my pulled thread beginner's piece #1 (ptb1), the small purple square. The first row is worked far enough from the fabric edge for the edge to be folded over (I should have left more than I did.) This edge is described both in McNeil and in Fangel Winckler.…
Added by Lorelei Halley on January 26, 2009 at 9:00 —
Check out this blog.... http://bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/
Great blog and there is a give away on it. Check it out. It is called "Spreading the Love" . Hope over there and spread more love
Added by Margie Phelps on January 25, 2009 at 17:00 —
Just had a lovely morning sewing. Not a very productive morning, but peaceful and inspiring.
When I'm sewing a garment I call it by the number of pieces, so for example, a blouse would start with 8 pieces, then you sew the fronts to the back, making it 6, add the sleeves to leave 5 etc.
This morning I have made Carole's Jacket a 1. Which means to me it is now finished. But… Continue
Added by Claire Jakins on January 25, 2009 at 8:00 —
^___^ Hi Everyone……
I Want Sharing Photos of My New Creations for this week of Crochet and Polymer Clay
:D Thanks a… Continue
Added by Karina on January 22, 2009 at 18:41 —
I've posted a few pix of some wonderful quilts from the Road to California Quilt Show '09, in Ontario California. Check out my blog at http://purple-fan.blogspot.com. Wish I had time to have taken more!
Added by Lynne on January 20, 2009 at 14:01 —
After three months of not having internet connections,it is nice being able to join friends in my favourite hobby again.I hope to restart embroidery and knitting soon.It has been difficult not being able to do them this long.But now as our house and the new routines are more or less settled, I can now spend some time on my hobby.My blog Sita's Tangled Web
will contain details of things that happened on my homefront since September, 2008.,that… Continue
Added by Sita Shankar on January 17, 2009 at 22:00 —
Hi everyone, I like designing dolls and sharing them and don't mind if others sell from my designs.I am not in it for the money , the little bit I sell just feeds my habit. At the moment I am working on a selection of dolls called " Scrapy Chicks " I will post a photo when I work out how. If anyone wants a pattern just email me.
Added by bev on January 16, 2009 at 3:30 —
I was feeling particularly generous tonight...must have been that massage I had today :) ...so I drew three names instead of one.
The winners are...Marilyn, Liz and Zandra.
Please send me your contact information asap and I will get your thread in the mail.
For those of you whose names weren't drawn, please consider trading with me. I have three samples of thread left to give away. As for possible trading… Continue
Added by MichelleMermaid on January 14, 2009 at 22:03 —
I finished stitching on the third block of the CQ Round Robin. This block was the most comfortable block so far. I really like the colors and theme.
There was a good sized purple/lavender patch, inviting me to stitch this motif. I used "solvy" to show me where to place the stitches. I would like to try tissue paper the next time I stitch a large motif. Solvy works but kind of messy to remove. This is only a portion of the motif, as we are allowed to only show "sneak peeks", so that… Continue
Added by Jody Cull on January 13, 2009 at 4:10 —
Hi everyone, this is the first blog I have done so don't know if this is the way. Please tell me if I am doing something wrong. I am very interested in all embroideries but especially goldwork. When I learn how to join flikr I will post some of the embroidery I have done. Sandy
Added by Sandra Fox on January 12, 2009 at 22:49 —
If you are needing to stock up on some silk ribbon, ribbonsmyth.com
(in the U.S.) is having a 50% off sale. The link will take you to the general silk ribbon page. Click on either 4mm or 7mm ribbon to access the sale items.
I used this as an opportunity to add to my sr stash, as I don't have a wide variety of colors or widths. The sale is for hand dyed solid color ribbon in 4mm and… Continue
Added by MichelleMermaid on January 11, 2009 at 13:00 —