Archive for November, 2008

December’s Embroidery Pattern

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

  I have been thinking and thinking, “What should the December pattern be?”  Then I thought why not a freakishly cute penguin!  So, Ta Dah!

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.

Lottie the Dog Face Girl, New Embroidery Pattern

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Lottie the Dog Face Girl by Andrea Zuill 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:

I am thinking of selling the embroidered sample of Lottie too.  I just haven’t figured out how much to charge.

Stitched by Hand, Old School Sewing Competition

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

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:


One Owl Quilt Finished

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Owl Quilt by Andrea Zuill  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 Treasure and a Mystery.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

old-quilt-1  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. 

new-quilt-2 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. 


Blue Bird of Happiness & the Little Red Bird of Crankiness

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Little Red Bird of Crankiness  Just when you thought it was safe to come back to my blog!  Yes, another print has been born.  Can you tell that I am trying to gear up for the holidays? 


Stack of Snails

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Snail Stack by Andrea Zuill  New print alert!  This image is kind of an ode to the game “King of the Hill.”

Snail Stack by Andrea Zuill I think they are all thinking, “what now?”

Print can be found at my Etsy store:

The tale of two unfinished quilts.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Owl quilts by Andrea Zuill  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.

Owl quilt by Andrea Zuill  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.