Archive for April, 2008

May’s Free Embroidery Pattern!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

More Spring fun with a bird pattern!

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Remember, if you stitch it send me a photo so I can blog it!

New Patterns for my Etsy Store. Gnomes Galore!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

With the increased interest in Gnomeage I decide to create a Gnome Embroidery pattern set for my Etsy store.

Gnome Patterns at Etsy!

Cuteness abounds.

Alabama Stitch Book

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Alabama Stitch Book

Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
Primitive Elegance is what I think as I go through the book Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin, with Stacie Stukin, photograph by Robert Rausch.   Here are the 4 things I like about this book, 1) Great story about how Natalie started this style, her business and how she tapped a community for talent. 2)  Using traditional sewing methods in a very contemporary way. 3) Easy method! 4) Sustainable crafting.

Her work is beautiful and has given me ideas for many new projects.  Her use of Cotton Jersey will release the hand stitcher in all of us.

Finally a Pixie! Plus, a gnome and a mermaid.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Here is a nice mix, a pixie, gnome and (one of my older patterns) a mermaid.

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a) Mermaid by Dropstitch


b) Gnome and mushrooms by Claudia

Claudia’s blog:  http://linhasimaginarias.blogspot.

c)  Spring Pixie by K.Underwood


Nothing but Gnomes.

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I’m back from a little trip and when I went on my computer i found that my fine internet friends had sent me more images of their embroidered gnome. Also, several people (acting at embroidery spy’s) let me know that doe c doe had given the gnome a whirl.

More Gnomes!!

a) doe c doe



b) Rocket Scientist



Gnomes, pegasus and Unicorn. Keeping the feeling going.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Badbird free Patterns

a)spookshowbaby77/ Flickr@

Etsy Store @


b) i am susie/Flickr@

Etsy Store @ www.iamsusie.etsy .com

Blog @


c) iamcraftylittlemonkey/Flickr@

d) K.Underwood/Flickr@


I changed the format for showing other stitchers work.  Please let me know if you like it.  Thanks!

A Thank you for a friend and quilt update.

Monday, April 14th, 2008

First things first,  I would like to shout out a big time Thanks! to my friend at Bliss for featuring my art on her blog.  You can check out Bliss at

I have started work on the white panels on the Snake in the Grass quilt.

Snake in the Grass Quilt

Snake in the Grass Quilt

Snake in the Grass Quilt

Where is the Snake?

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Snake in the Grass, quilt

Okay, Okay! I told you the name of the quilt and showed you some images of it, but I didn’t include the snake after which the quilt is named (Snake in the Grass, quilt). So, here it is. Now leave me alone. Not really. All your comments show you care. oxox

Snake in the Grass, quilt

After I am done with the embroidery on the blue background fabric I will be appliqueing color shapes onto the white panels.