I love hand embroidery. One of the main attractions for me is that it does not have to be perfect to turn out beautiful - here is one of my favorite embroidery projects - do you see what I mean? If you like it, too, check out these embroidery designs for every season: they mix quilting and hand stitching. [Edited: June 18, 2020] I just realized that Autumn is almost here! The past few months have flown by and I still did not have a chance to make one of the projects in Gail Pan's … [Read more...] about Embroidery designs for every season
[Edited on February 3, 2020.] I am back from a two-week vacation to Portugal (more on that on my next post) but my internal clock is sort of messed up. I have been waking up in the middle of the night and it is a good two hours before I can fall back asleep. I have been up since 1:30 am this morning so I figured I might as well kick the covers off me and come write. Write about what? Stitcheries! If you are like to embroider as much as I do, then you must be always looking for the best … [Read more...] about Best embroidery patterns for your home.
If you are looking for embroidery patterns for beginners, this book is perfect for it. Look at this small embroidered patchwork project I just finished and you will see how you can make it, too! [Edited: July 7, 2020] A while ago I talked about Gail Pan's book "Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too" and my plan to make one of the amazing projects in her book, as it is full of embroidery patterns I love. Well, here it is! This weekend I carved time away from moving preparations (yep, in a few … [Read more...] about Embroidery patterns for beginners and a finished project
My sister Miriam is visiting me from Brazil! We are enjoying this precious (and short) time together so I have been working (and blogging) part-time only. She was last in the US 6 years ago - crazy, huh? All of you who live close to your siblings are so lucky! We spent a few days in Las Vegas, Nevada, and went to see Cher. What a fantastic show! Back in Utah, we have settled into a routine - working in the morning, going out in the afternoon. It is wonderful having her company and … [Read more...] about Cotton, Wool, and Giving Thanks
So... a week or so ago I reviewed Gail Pan's newest book Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too and I promised I would post a progress photo of the embroidery I am doing from her book. As you can see, it is coming along, 'organic' lines and all. I am not using a hoop (sometimes I do, sometimes I don't - do not ask me why). I worked with the black first and, then, the darker 'honey'. I am adding lighter hues of the same color just for a change. I embroider at night because you know what I do during … [Read more...] about Embroidery with Reiko Mori
Have you seen Gail Pan's latest book? Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too, published by Martingale, has exactly what I need right now: small projects I can embroidery. Except... I am having a tough time figuring out which one to make first! All photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale. Used with permission. This 16-1/2" x 19-1/2" wall hanging is called "Love and Dreams" (I am so tempted to start here!) and can be customized with your favorite color. The hand quilting on the blue borders is an … [Read more...] about Patchwork and Embroidery