Monday, October 4, 2021

Free October embroidery pattern


 Sorry this is late but if you read my previous post you'll know why. The heart has beads sewn next to chain stitch. The pumpkin is filled with herringbone stitch. The bat and spider are buttons.

 


 Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. You'll need to print a pattern for tracing. You may want 2 patterns printed if you plan of using fabric for the pumpkin sections.

 
©Billie Jo Heisler 2021
All rights reserved

 Disclaimer:
I drew this design by hand then used a software program to edit it.
Please consider the drawing copyrighted. You have my permission to print copies of the drawing in any size for your own use but not to share or sell. If you want to share the pattern please link to the blog pages.
The embroidery design is my own. I have not knowingly copied anyone else's work.

what's been happening

 I'm late posting but I have a really good reason. First my husband ended up in the hospital with blood clots in his legs again. Looks like he'll be on blood thinners from now on. Next is even worse. My sweet boy, Dillon, has been having seizures since May not many at first but they increased so we tried every drug the vet gave us. Nothing worked and he just got worse, not being able to focus, having trouble walking, throwing up a lot (some days he had nothing on his stomach but a few biscuits when he went to bed), and sleeping more than the cat. Jack finally decided it was time to let him go. I wasn't ready but knew it was for the best so he's gone, as of Sept. 28. I've been so busy I haven't mourned him like I did Kaley but it's starting to hit as we put away his kennel and bowls. Micah fills the house and our lives but there's an empty space where Dill should be.

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Free September Embroidery pattern

 


 Only 1 day late! It's been really extreme around here. Sunday was the DH's birthday, Monday was our anniversary, and on top of that my sweet Dillon is not doing well at all. His vet put him on tranzene which is an old time nerve pill. I know all about it cause I was on it a long time ago. I had to take half the child's dosage most of the time so I wouldn't fall asleep. My poor baby was sleeping so much and so sound we thought he had died a few times. After 2 seizures last week we were willing to try anything. Tests aren't showing anything major so again it's all a mystery which sucks. Personally I think it's the meds he gets for fleas, ticks, and  heartworm. I truely believe that stuff is what caused my sweet Spice girl to have them and probably even Murphy. NOT a fan of any chemicals of any kind! Ok thanks for listening but back to this month's embroidery.

I made small yo-yos for the centers of the sunflowers but  the circle could be filled in with french knots or buttonhole stitch.


 Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. You'll need to print a pattern for tracing.
 
©Billie Jo Heisler 2021
All rights reserved

 Disclaimer:
I drew this design by hand then used a software program to edit it.
Please consider the drawing copyrighted. You have my permission to print copies of the drawing in any size for your own use but not to share or sell. If you want to share the pattern please link to the blog pages.
The embroidery design is my own. I have not knowingly copied anyone else's work.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Thinking about shuttles again

I've been thinking about starting to sell things at my Etsy shop and at Ebay that have to be mailed. Right now all that's up at Etsy are PDFs of my patterns.

I have 2 plastic tubes with Halloween dolls and 1 with Christmas stuff I'd like to sell but I quite selling anything that resulted in me going to the post office last year once covid hit.

You may have noticed I also stopped selling tatting shuttles and that was because of covid, too. I'm thinking about selling them again. I love the large Tatsy shuttles for big projects and they are made in the US!!! Over the years I found Clover shuttles very popular so I'm looking for a wholesaler for their line. Another problem with this is that I'll have to open an account with a new distributor and that usually entails a $200 or more order and then I have to hope they'll still give me a good discount. In case you didn't know not all wholesalers give a 50% off discount even when they insist on large orders.

So it's all up in the air, just thought I'd write about it since a customer asked about my decorated shuttles.