Monday, March 25, 2013

Stitch Me Up

Stitch Me Up.....My invitation to you to play with stitches, patterns, colors & textures.
 
Mdm Samm  of Sew WE Quilt the blog hop Queen asked us to draw something for bog hop, THANK YOU Samm, and this is what I did for everyone who participated.  Everyone had a chance to stitch beautiful designs from Debbie at Busy as Can Be who does a lot of redwork and  Mdm Samm , her wee tots are so cute.  Samm also came up with a collection of Presencia Finca Perle Cotton thread  in a size 12...............and some John James needles from Colonial Needle, out super sponsor.    You should TRY THEM both.  You will LOVE the Presencia Thread and the needles!!!!  Wonderful Presencia threads, that we had an opportunity to buy.. in a collection.   I bought mine directly from Colonial Needle before they were available from Jane at Jane's Fabric and Quilts.  The owner was quite helpful and got the order to me even though they weren't online yet....I bought a whole bunch of colors, hid the ones that weren't part of Samm's selection.  I hid them so well, I still can't find them.  But I'll find them when looking for something else.  Please try them they are sooooo nice stitch with. Different than floss.  And also I want to mention a special ThankYou to Mary Corbett of Needle 'N Thread for putting together such a great collection of everything about embroidery for the beginner to the expert and for the historians who are interested in stitchery from all sorts of areas, books reviews, you name it and she's got something about it.

First up is my original sketch, which my stitchy friends said OMG are you nuts? So I toned it down, and then some pics of the whole process, I probably sketched around on about 100 sheets of recycled computer paper from work.  Picture of sample stitchings from the original ideas,  the rough sketches etc...... and my original sketches,  stitched things,  
  



 
Then out got out my supplies (don't peek, this is part of the end)
 Just look at the Presencia thread, lol!!

Then I drew some pattern fills in my flower and started stitching...........please note that I changed my mind two or three times during the stitching... see blue images with other patterns stitched over....this happens a lot, lo!!!
 
here's a close up below rinsed clean of blue lines and scribbles
and this is what I made... You saw the inside above.  It's a big stitch bag about 10x12 x 2" thick

 
then I made a little one and couldn't decide on a mini stitch book or checkbook cover but it's a combination that I can use either way or both.

The I made a clutch with soft wool in brown and back houndstooth with a natural linen and that heavy type of interfacing its about 8x11.
Color was sooo dark tried to lighted got weird shadows, I need one of those reflector things and better light in the first place, Sorry its really pretty.

here's all three
another peek inside...pincushion needs a ribbon tacked on to keep scissors in place,
there's about  
2.5 of the heart not sewn to pocket to tuck scissors in.

Love the thread cards even of they cost a bunch!!
 
My APOLOGIES to Samm and Debbie, I had intended to show what I was working on from your designs but they are at home and home is 35 miles away............I am so sorry.   I loved them all but only had a little done on each, life has interrupted.... I will post them as soon as I get back to the house but that looks like might be awhile yet.. Dad out of ICU Saturday and today moved out of the step down unit today into a regular room. I left quickly the other night because  snow was coming Sunday and I left to stay closer to hospital and that bag stayed at home.  This is some of the drifts I've seen today on my way from work to mom's.  Sorry about weird angle was driving.. very slowly and opened door for quick snap.  This is what came yesterday... it snowed sideways and then blew today and started snowing again this evening not supposed to accumulate  It was 60+ last week, ground was warn so snow didn't stay on roads long and snowplows got most under control.  but it snowed so much grass areas are covered 3"-8" with drifts here there up to 4'.
 
I also have to say I have seen some GREAT stitchy things made by you so far of everything and then some, Great job to those ladies and Gents!! Can't wait to see what the rest you have in store for us.. Come with me, this the where we go after you finish here.
Here's the line up for the rest of today and the rest of the week.  If you are just joining us and missed the beginning, hop over to Jane's for the schedule on her sidebar. other wise read on ...... :)
 

THURSDAY MARCH 28th


Kristin @That Other Blog
 
FRIDAY MARCH 29th

Patricia @That Other Blog
Madame Samm alway the BEST!!

I think the next hop is with Erin, April Showers and mug rugs.........I can't wait forAPRIL it is snowing here, AGAIN, tonight!!!  We have 4' drifts in some areas on the way to work.  Usually this time of year people are antsy trying to put corn in the ground.  This year the wheat is only a few inches tall and covered with snow. 
If you have read al the way to here, you get a prize..  come back Monday or let me know in your message and I
I'll send you a link next week for a copy of MY PORTION ONLY of the Stitch Me Up Patterns to play with.
I've got to go.... am going to Needled d She's up after me.  Bye :) Cyndi

 

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitchery! Thank you for sharing and glad to hear your Dad is on the mend.

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  2. First, Good news about your Dad. You stitching is just beautiful This has been an amazing hop. Can you believe what everyone is making with your patterns? Thank you so much for playing in the hop and for your wonderful designs.

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  3. Oh goodie, more free patterns!! Thanks so much!
    Gmama Jane

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  4. BTW, Cyndi, Do you think you could design me something with a sleeping "angel baby" with wings? Something simple and elegant I could use on my NILMDTS blankets to go along with your other design?
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  5. What a beautiful embroiderie. I like all of them.

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  6. Lovely job. Sounds like you've been quite busy too.

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  7. Really like the case that you carry your floss in. It has been a great hop with so many different items. Everyone did such a great job.

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  8. All beautiful! The needlework carrier is really great. Looking forward to seeing your other projects. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  9. Your projects are just lovely Cyndi. Thank you for sharing your patterns for the blog hop.

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  10. Cyndi, love all the different work you did, love that stitching bag.

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  11. Love your process. The stitching bag is gorgeous, the one you did in blacks is so elegant, and the smaller one with the bright cheery colors is just darn cute!

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  12. Your embroidery projects are so wonderful. Love them all. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  13. I cannot chose which one I like the best. Your patterns are truly awesome and your stitching too...thanks for all you have done....

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  14. All your projects are just beautiful!

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  15. Stunning! I love your drawings, your stitcheries and what you made of it, eyecandy! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Your patterns have been a hit, love what you did especially the cluster one in blues and green lovely Cyndi

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  17. Lovely, Cyndi and thank you for sharing your patterns with us. I wondered if you had used them on a purse flap initially but what a lovely embroidery bag. I love your designs--still working on the baskets!

    I hope your father continues to improve and it is time for spring to really be here. I had to laugh the other day when a Cardinal baseball announcer got a text from his wife telling him to quit complaining about the wind in Florida when they had 6 inches of snow on the ground in STL.

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  18. Your little clutches are beautiful! I loved all your designs and they were certainly a hit with everyone. Looks like lots of snow for you to be driving in...hope it warms up a bit for you and your dad continues to improve.

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  19. Love your bags, I will have to try making one of my own. Hope your dad gets to feeling better soon and be careful with all the snow. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  20. Love your stitching bags and your designs! Just found your blog and shop through this blog hop.

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  21. I made it all the way to the end of your post, so I guess I get a prize! Actually I LOVE your bags and your designs. I especially like your embroidery bag--did you use a specific pattern or make it up yourself? I would love to make something like that to hold all my little embroidery things.

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  22. Your designs and projects are all just beautiful! What a great job you did and to think you are dealing with a sick Daddy and a snowstorm! I hope your world calms very soon and you can enjoy some happy, sunny days!

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  23. I like your project, thanks for taking us through the process. I am a follower. I am glad things are looking up.

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  24. Cyndi, Your flowers are so fun and whimsical! A certain evidence of Spring Fever! :) Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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  25. Beautiful stitching. Such cute projects.

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  26. You but a lot of detail in your work and made it your own and it looks beautiful. I love those bag to hold the thread, is there a pattern for it, I would love to make one. Thank your for sharing your wonder stitchery and projects. Great job.

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  27. Beautiful stitching! Love the extras you added.

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  28. I hope your father improves quickly. You got plenty of stuff posted for the Blog Hop and it looks great!

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  29. How wonderful all your projects look! Thank you for sharing how you start and how you continue to change things as you stitch.

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  30. Great stitching!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Best wishes to your Dad!!

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  31. Thanks for all your great designs and beautiful stitching. The weather hasn't been too cooperative, I realize. I have niece who lives in MO and her mom just returned after birth of new grandchild-she was happy to get home to warmer weather. I hope your Dad is feeling better soon. From CA, here's hoping Spring is just around the corner in the mid-West.

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  32. I love the green bag with the heart in it. What a great idea. I also love your original sketch. Your designs are gorgeous. Thanks for the design. It's the one I used on a pillow. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  33. I'm glad to hear that your Dad is improving. Best wishes to him. Your stitcheries are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs.

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  34. What beautiful stiching. You are aa natural with embroidery for sure. I am glad to hear your dad is improving ...You be carefu drveing in all that snow out theit. I would love a chance to get your patterns. Thank you for shareing your talents and project with us. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, love everything you have done here!! So inspirational!

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  36. You are so creative. Love your projects. I hope you dad is better soon. be safe.

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  37. Oh my! Beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing. Best wishes to your Dad.

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  38. I love your projects! They are all wonderful!

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  39. Cyndi, your stitching and talent is amazing. Good to learn that you Dad is improving. I did read to the end of your blog. That was pretty sneaking of you....

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  40. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous designs with us. Your finished projects are super!

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  41. All of your projects are beautiful but your large stitch bag stole my heart! Love the colors and the design. It's sew handy and useful too! Best wishes to you and your dad. Hopefully spring will arrive soon (that stupid groundhog is a liar!). I would love a copy of your pattern. Thank you!

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  42. Thank you for your wonderful patterns! Love your projects and I'm so glad to have a reason to start embroidering again.

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  43. All of your projects are beautiful , I love the little bag with flowers on it. I hope that your F ather continues to improve. Blessings Sandra.

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  44. Lovely work. I hoe your father continues to improve.

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  45. Your a fabulous stitcher. I'm so impressed with all 3 of your projects - loved the needle book with the pinchushion and all. Your first project with the remarkable flower bouquet that you sketched and stitched was scrumptious.

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  46. Beautiful stitching. I love the bag best!

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  47. Lovely projects! So much fun! And those sketches----so great!

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  48. Wonderful projects!! I love how you used your designs to dress up the flowers.

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  49. Great designs and projects! I like how they are useful and pretty!

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  50. Great projects! Love seeing such wonderful talent, such an inspiration to us all.

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  51. Wow your very ambitious! THey look perfect!

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  52. Wow, all your projects look fantastic! I LOVE all the filler designs you put in the flowers. They look just stunning. That big stitching bag is a much much nicer way to carry projects than my gallon Ziploc bag!!!! We just had more snow here on Monday and I must say I am beyond fed up with it! Global warming my eye!! Hope your dad gets better soon!

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  53. I love your patterns. I am in the hop on Friday and my project isn't near as beautiful as yours. You rock the stitching world. Thank you for the beautiful patterns and brilliant ideas.

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  54. I am loving your designs, I will be back on Monday!

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  55. Love seeing your process and designs. Stitching is so relaxing! Thanks!

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  56. Love the "extras' you added to the flower design! You gave us all inspirations to change things:)
    Thanks!

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  57. OMG Cyndi...your projects are amazing. Luv the big stitch bag...it's beautiful. I think I missed printing some of your patterns when Mme Samm sent them. I'll be back on Monday. Thanks for sharing can't wait to start one of your stitchery patterns...I ran out of time...you know what it is like. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  58. Thanks so much for popping in over at my blog for the HOP. What fun! Your projects are GREAT! I wish I had more time...heard that before I'm sure :)
    I've added your blog to my list in my reader BlogLovin'
    Happy Stitching,
    Hugs,
    susie

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  59. I forgot yesterday was Monday, but were you still going to give your portion of the patterns? Please say yes!

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Thanks for leaving me a message. I always read them and hopefully answer as many as possible. Cyndi