Monday, February 24, 2020

February 2020 stitch-a-long -

Here's a photo of my finished version of this month's second stitch-a-long. The buttons are felt but can be embroidered. I used very tiny buttons in the centers of the flowers but beads or French knots would also work.

Sorry if you didn't get last month's thread pattern. Look for another next month and remember the patterns are only up for 1 month. This one was removed on March 24.

This is the second in a series of embroidery patterns featuring sewing items. Eventually they willl be sold at my Etsy store.

©Billie Jo Heisler 2020
All rights reserved

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.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

TAST week 5 - feather stitches

I decided to dig out 2 crazy quilt wall hangings I started a few years after joining a local quilting guild. My panic attacks kicked in so I left both the guild and working on the 2 wall hangings. Now that I'm doing TAST everyweek and designing patterns to share I thought it was about time to work on these instead of just making embroidered pieces I have no plans for using. This week is feather stitches. I used them for the jelly fish tendrils and for the bit of greenery on the left side. The tops of the jelly fish are pieces of gathered sheer ribbon. Beads were sewn to the tendrils and the plant. I used pearls and fly stitch to make tiny fish swimming aroind the jellys.

Friday, February 14, 2020

TAST weeks 3 & 4 results

Thought since I've posted the free pattern I'd finally get mt TAST results up, too. This one is week 3. It's for buttonhole stitch. I designed the pattern for this. The buttonhole flowers have fabric behind the stitching.

This is week 4's results. It stem stitch and Portuguese stem stitch. This week matches week 1's results. The pattern was a freebie from elfantz. Love her stuff. I just found another designer I'm taken with, Gail Pan. Need to buy some of her work.

New Feb. stitch-a-long up!

This is the new stitch-a-long for Feb. It's simple no matter if you choose the all embroidery or the one with applique. I glued the all embroudery version to the top of a cheese box. The side haas ribbon glued to it and around the top edge I sewed some cord I made.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

In Memory of My Kaley -

On January 30 we had to put our sweet Kaley girl to sleep.

She was only 4 years old. 

She is loved and missed deeply.

I'm sorry about the delay in getting up my free embroidery patterns. I just haven't found the energy to sit at the computer till recently.