January 25, 2012
Posted by thequiltinggarden on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
What's Blooming Today?
The first craft I ever learned to do as a child was embroidery. Our neighbors taught me. And now, it has come full circle. I'm really glad to see an increase in people doing embroidery. I love all the beautiful threads and colors available today that can be used in embroidery.
I had a customer a few weeks ago order
Cosmo embroidery thread
from me. As I was pulling the skeins out I was thinking how beautiful the colors go together. I couldn't resist e-mailing her and asking what she was doing with them. She said she was following Kristyne of
doing an embroidery sampler. Well of course, I had to go and check it out. Once I saw it, the colors and all the fun stitches, I couldn't resist doing it myself. Only I didn't want a rectangle sampler. I decided to do it on a piece of fabric measuring 7" by 42". I'm envisioning adding a couple borders. I'm learning lots from Kristyne. Such as using permanent markers and dots to trace her pattern and how she outlines her satin stitches with a backstitch first. (See the daisy in the letter A.) You can go to
and learn where to get the pattern and follow along with Kristyne to make a beautiful embroidery sampler. And, don't forget to purchase your embroidery thread from
The Quilting Garden!
And, Let Your Imagination Bloom!
You can buy the daisy chain alphabet sampler from rosylittlethings.com , a website by Alicia Paulson. Her blog Posiegetscozy.blogspot.com is one of my favorites!by Ann L on 12 February 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
I also bought this pattern, and I'm loving it! I'm using bright colours on dark grey(perle cotton in a value pack from Michaels) but I think that I'll try the pattern with pastels as well.by Sarah on 06 February 2012 at 6:54 p.m.
I love this post and your ABC's they are so cute. I just recently picked embroidery back up and I am amazed at all the new colors! Its a great way to be creative with my projects. I hope someday to be as good as Sandra Leichner - her stitches are so creative and finish an applique with style. Thanks, Bevby Bev Remillard on 28 January 2012 at 12:20 a.m.