Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June/July Stitch-a-Long, Part One

Since this is a really busy time for me and this project is larger I decided to divide it into a June/July pattern. This month will be the applique part and next month will be embroidering the flowers. I'm hoping that by doing this it will give me time to catch up on things.

Welcome to the third design in my stitch-a-long. I hope you will enjoy working on the projects I’ll be putting here on my blog each month. I plan on doing one design per month till next March. They will be free until March 31, 2020. After that I will combine them into one large PDF file and put it up for sale at my Etsy store and at Ebay.

This pattern is my own design. I drew the hive and birdhouse. I used a font to make the corner designs. Since this project has a lot of steps I decided to separate them into 2 posts on my blog. The June posting is the doing the bird house and bee hive. The second posting which will be up in July is for the flowers and finishing.

I made 2 finished embroideries because I wanted to show that you can use fabric, felt, and ribbon for the appliqué. Choose whatever you like. Same with the flowers, make whatever you like. I don’t give exact sizes of items in the materials list because other than the ribbon hive the rest is made with small scrappy pieces of felt, fabric and ribbon.

©Billie Jo Heisler 2019
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No part of this pattern may be reproduced or sold without written permission of the author.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Way too busy - how about you?

The project I picked for June ended up being more than I planned so I'm dividing it into 2 months. The directions for this month are almost done. It's hard to finish with all the interuptions. I designed this one myself, no copyright free graphic.

Life just keeps on getting in the way. I'm finding I'm not getting on the computer but once a week for a quick look at mail. I missed an order at etsy because of this so I put the store on vaction until things get back to normal.

I'm working on gardens and cutting grass at 2 different places, house and dog sitting for friends when they go out of town, and helping my husband build a chicken coop. Then there's all the regular stuff that needs done like taking care of my dogs and cat, cleaning, laundry, cooking, and dishes. For 2 people we do have a lot of dishes.Sewing is piling up but in the evenings I'm working on the embroidery designs and new patterns. I just finished a frog pincushion. Just have to find time to write up the directions. Here's a pic of him.