Do you remember the extremely cute penguin that was in a Bugs Bunny cartoon? I believe that character was called the Hoboken Penguin. This pattern is my nod to that sweet cartoon creature.
Archive for November, 2008
I am going to try to create a series of embroidery patterns that are meant to be art pieces that you can stitch and hang up on your wall. I had a request to create a series of “Freaks”. I like the idea, but I wanted to make them lovely.
This finished piece called Lottie, the Dog Face Girl has a finished size of 14″ x 11″. When you purchase the pattern, you recieve a PDF file to print out. It fits a 8.5″ x 11 sheet of paper. I highly recommend you enlarge the pattern. There is a lot of detail and will be very difficult to stitch at a small size.
See Lottie at my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17722944
I am thinking of selling the embroidered sample of Lottie too. I just haven’t figured out how much to charge.
Oh how time flies! You have 19 days until the competition is closed for the Stitched by Hand, Old School Sewning Competition. I thought that I gave everyone to much time too complete their projects, but, NO!. Many of you have told me that you are struggling to get everything completed. Good luck Kiddos!
Remember, you can post your images as soon as you are done with your project. There are a lot of competitors, yet no photo’s yet. I am holding my breath!
PUBLIC VOTING takes place on Dec. 2 thru 7, 2008. Let your choice be heard! See the projects and vote here:
I have finished one of the two owl quilts that I wrote about a short time ago. I had a number of problems, some of which include accidentally cutting the background fabric when removing embroidery stitches that I did not like.
A good friend of mine has been cleaning out the house he inherited from his Mom. Every once in a while he will bring over items that he thinks that I might like. This time he arrived with a white pitcher and wash basin and a few other items that where looking for a new home. In the dark, with a flashlight, he start pulling out stuff. Under all the items I spotted just a corner of what looked like a quilt. Not only a quilt, but a old hand sewn quilt. ( It’s funny how the eyes can pick up on certain items) I pulled it out, almost distroying the washbasin, and asked, “Are you giving this away too?”. He said yes.
Here is a picture of my new antique quilt. It has condition issues, but who cares, it’s mine!!!!!! Any who, I’m guessing from it’s design, fabric and colors that it’s from the 30′s, or 40′s. If anyone has a better guess please let me know.
Print can be found at my Etsy store:
Do you remember me saying that I’ve had owls on the brain lately? Here is the offspring of that condition. Two small unfinished owl quilts. I can’t believe how different they are. Should I be concerned? Probably not.
This was the first owl quilt design that I started. I had trouble coming up with a design. I found great reference on Flickr when I did a search on owl tattoos. I recommend doing a searching for owl tattoos, I found some real beauties.