Monday, July 27, 2009

Patchwork Sampler in Blue Silk and Mirabilia


I have been finishing my needlework designs with some of the gorgeous fabrics I have found on my quilt shop browsing of late. I did have this one framed, but have too many frames now, so I decided to put some fabric around it. It really livened it up I think. Can't decide whether to make it into a pillow or maybe a small wall quilt. I have a few of those and they really make the house cozy. I am almost finished with my Mirabilia "Touching the Autumn Sky" and hope to have it on here soon to show!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Truffles and Silk


What a great combination, truffles and silk. I used hand dyed silk flosses in colors of chocolate, caramel, and rose cream - sounds like truffles doesn't it. I stitched on some great subtly printed ecru fabric. I found some fun dot fabric and others to coordinate. This design is from my "Sweet Treats" embroidery booklet. I think I will make it into a colors of autumn candy shop wall quilt.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Gifts Cross Stitch and Red Fabric


I finished my second Christmas cross stitch pattern. A set of three little gifts inspired by French stitchers - lots of little shapes to make up a big shape. I used variegated hand dyed silk floss from the Thread Gatherer, Kreinik braid and a few pink beads. I love pink for Christmas, what do you think? Happy 4th of July!

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