Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hey, it's December and here's the last freebie


 

Wow!, I don't know about you but I'm SOOOOO glad to see the end of this year. It's been another bad one for us with one thing breaking after another. I'm still deciding whether to do a monthly series next year or not. I have the designs drawn but finding time is as always stressful. I do have all 12 of this years designs sewn together and basted with batting and backing. Just have to make time for some quilting. I'm wasting too much time with games instead of working. It's my way of dealing with stress. Oh, and eating too much. Hope you liked this year's free patterns!

If you want to do other free embroidery designs you'll find one for each month.


Here are the directions for December's freebie. 

1. Cut a square of your background fabric 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". If you aren't adding borders like I did you should cut the fabric larger so it will fit in your embroidery hoop.

2. Using a permanent fine tip marker like a Pigma pen, trace the designs. You can also skip the grass lines and just stitch them where you want them. The leaves can be marked with a dot at the tip and at the stem.

3. Add the lace and ribbon across the bottom. I just basted them in place. You can sew the pieces down however you like. I'm going to add beads instead of just sewing the fabric in place so I'm leaving the basting stitches until then.

4. Add the borders following the directions in the freebie posted in February. The borders cover the bottom of the lace. If you don't want this either use narrow lace or add it after you add the borders.

5. Next is the appliqued bird. You can embroider it if you don't want to deal with small pieces of fabric. I used my favorite Heat n Bond by Therm-o-web to attach the pieces. Then I did a blanket stitch with 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 603).

6. Do a running stitch with 2 strands of floss on the heart wing and chest. (I used DMC 598).

7. Outline the wings with 3 strands of floss using a stem stitch. (I used DMC 597).

8. The body is done with 4 strands of floss to do a backstitch.(I used DMC 603). Use 3 strands to weave in and out of the back stitches. (I used DMC 601).

9. The eye is a 2 wrap French knot using 3 strands. (I used DMC 310).

10. The tail is made with 2 strands of floss to do the chain stitches. (I used DMC 601 and 598).

11. The nest is made with 3 strands of floss to make straight stitches. (I used DMC 725). The dots can be french knots or beads.

12. The dangles in the corner are couched. I used 3 strands of DMC 725 for the lines, 2 strands of DMC 601 for the X's, and 3 strands of DMC 597 for the French knots. Use beads if you prefer.


Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. 




©Billie Jo Heisler 2022

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.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Here's the November Free Embroidery! and a chat...

 



It's been a crazy time yet again. The fridge broke in the summer and because it was so old no one but one guy wanted to work on it. He couldn't fix it so we had to get a new one. Now it's the old freezer. Since we couldn't wait this time we bought a small chest freezer. AND if that wasn't bad enough the DH found out his old Jeep will take about $3,000 to fix to pass inspection. I'm so worried that my old Pontiac Vibe won't pass either. It goes in next week. Guess this is proof hanging on to old appliances and cars may not be a good thing unless you know how to fix them.

Oh well, let's move on and here's the new embroidery.

If you want to do other free embroidery designs you'll find one for each month.

Here are the directions for November's freebie. 

1. Cut a square of your background fabric 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". If you aren't adding borders like I did you should cut the fabric larger so it will fit in your embroidery hoop.

2. Using a permanent fine tip marker like a Pigma pen, trace the designs. You can also skip the grass lines and just stitch them where you want them. The leaves can be marked with a dot at the tip and at the stem.

3. Add the fabric corner triangles and rectangle. I just basted them in place. Since the fabric was solid I put a piece of dotted ribbon over the rectangle. You can sew the pieces down however you like. I'm going to add beads instead of just sewing the fabric in place so I'm leaving the basting stitches until then.

4. Add the borders following the directions in the freebie posted in February.

5. Next are the stems and leaves. I used 3 strands of floss to do the stem in stem stitch. The leaves are small lazy daisy stitches using 3 strands of floss. (I used DMC 701 for both).

6. For the grass line use 2 strands and chain stitch along the line. The grass is made with 1 strand of floss to do straight stitches. (I used DMC 704 for both).

7.The flowers are made with 6 strands of floss to do buttonhole stitch in circles (I used DMC 725).

8. You can do French knots for the dots or use seed beads for the knots on the leaves. I used 3 strands of floss (I used DMC 725).

9. Optional: add clusters of buttons or beads on the triangles.


Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. 




©Billie Jo Heisler 2022

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.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

October Free Embroidery


 Sorry this is late but at least I am getting it up. It's been busy and I just kept putting it off. There have been a lot of free art classes lately, too. I make the time to watch them but don't have time to do any of the art. Very frustrating! Lifebook2023 taster sessions are going on till the 9th. Hopefully Tam will extend them another week so I might be able to do a few classes.

If you want to do other free embroidery designs you'll find one for each month.


Here are the directions for October's freebie. 

1. Cut a square of your background fabric 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". If you aren't adding borders like I did you should cut the fabric larger so it will fit in your embroidery hoop.

2. Using a permanent fine tip marker like a Pigma pen, trace the designs. For the flowers skip the dots. You can also skip the grass lines and just stitch them where you want them. The leaves can be marked with a dot at the tip and at the stem.

3. Add the corner triangles. I did a blanket stitch along the edges that won't be covered with the borders.

4. Add the borders following the directions in the freebie posted in February.

5. Starting with the stems use 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 702) to back stitch on the lines. You can also substitute stem stitch.

6. Next are the leaves. I used 2 strands of floss to do small lazy daisy stitches (I used DMC 702).

7. For the grass use 2 strands to back stitch or straight stitch each blade (I used DMC 704).

8.The rose are made with 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 601) to make the spokes. Use all 6 strands to weave.

9. You can do French knots for the dots or use seed beads like I am

10. Optional: add clusters of buttons or beads on the triangles.





Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. 


©Billie Jo Heisler 2022

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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

September Free Embroidery early!!!!


 

Hey, I'm a day  early! The DHs bd and our anniversary is this week and we'll be celebrating tomorrow since he'll be working on the weekend. I have all of the embroideries done (finally), now comes putting them all together so I can get a pic for Dec.

If you want to do other free embroidery designs you'll find one for each month.

Here are the directions for September's freebie. 

1. Cut a square of your background fabric 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". If you aren't adding borders like I did you should cut the fabric larger so it will fit in your embroidery hoop.

2. Using a permanent fine tip marker like a Pigma pen, trace the designs. For the flowers skip the lines and dots in the petals. You can also skip the grass lines and just stitch them where you want them. Don't draw the lace lines unless you plan on embroidering on them.

3. Add ribbon, lace, or a piece of fabric along the top edge. I'll be adding  beads after the blocks ae sewn togther.

4. Add the borders following the directions in the freebie posted in February.

5. Starting with the base of the flowers use 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 702) to fill in each section with lazy daisy stitches. It will take at least 4.

6. Next are the flower petals. I used 2 strands of floss to back stitch along the drawn lines (I used DMC 603).

7. Fill in the flower petals following the diagram. Do 1 French knot at the top of each petal with 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 604) and did 2 wraps.

- Use the same floss for the long straight stitches following the photo for placement.

8.The stems and leaf curls are made with 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 702). Stitch on the traced lines doing a back stitch.

9. At the bottom make the grass with 2 strands of floss (I used DMC 702) for straight stitches. Add as much as you like.

Right click the pattern to save it to your hard drive. 



©Billie Jo Heisler 2022


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.