Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Needlepainting Daisy design from Mary Corbet

     Finishing into a 14 x 14 cloth with pin stitching. Something simple that can be done anywhere, anytime there are a few moments.

Precut threads, cloth, two needles tucked in a pouch and ready to go. Stitched in and airport, the car, an assisted living home while visiting my father-in-law, anywhere and everywhere I could grab a few moments. It's so relaxing, calming. 


There are several patterns up on Mary's Patreon page now. You should head on over and join. Follow the link from NeedleNThread

Happy stitching

Friday, May 17, 2019

Needle Painting Prep & Practice

A little bit of Needle Painting. Thankful to Mary Corbett for her pouring into the needle arts community month after month with beautiful, inspiring and creative embroidery. She shared this little pattern "Stitching Exercise for Needle Painting".

Choosing colors from what I have on hand. I may need to adjust my greens a bit, there is something not quite right. 

I used the prick'n pounce method of transfer with charcoal. Then traced it with a sepia pen. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Vintage Dress for a Wee Lass of a Grand Daughter

Finished in September with my Singer 201

The embroidered collar, details in a previous post.

One step button hole, perfect. Such a treat.

Singer 201 work horse. actually my husbands machine.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Singer Featherweight and Quilting

This little gal got some new tools yesterday, a scant quarter inch foot, a stitch in the ditch foot for top stitching near a seam, a quarter inch hemmer, and some new bobbins. All very nice quality from the Singer Featherweight Shop in Idaho. 25 hours from the time I place an order to my mail box! That is a record accomplishment! Thank you!

Fun fabrics from Keepsake Quilting (vintage fabric now).

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mon Cahier de Broderie Hoja 7

Working again on my embroidery sample book. It was a SAL  I started a long time ago and life became complicated so it was only pulled out and worked on slowly. Baby steps.

This is a bunch of Stem Stitch Roses  from Needle N Thread. Thank you Mary. They are very fun. I worked them with a strand of wool and a strand of cotton floss.