Friday, August 26, 2011

Sewing Room Sampler

Hi Kids!
Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am!

So hey, here's a little something I've been working on, I wasn't going to share it with y'all yet because it's not complete, but I'm excited because a small piece of it was featured on We Love French Knots yesterday.

We Love French Knots is a new website, and it's all about embroidery. "Modern Embroidery Inspired By Grandma", how awesome is that? I won't lie, I get a little thrill every time I find a new embroidery site. Embroidery is the best thing ever.
This is a fun little sampler from Bari, of the aforementioned WLFK, you can still find and download the pattern for free on her site.  There are nine squares featuring nine different stitches
  • Running Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Stem Stitch
  • Back Stitch
  • Chain Stitch
  • Blanket Stitch
Also featured:
Feather Stitch

The Bullion Knot
(This was the picture Bari featured on her website, awww... thanks Bari!!)
These were my very first Bullion Knots. I know I should have practiced them on some scrap fabric first in case I made a mess, but I didn't think that far ahead... good thing they came out ok!

 And of course,
The French Knot.

As you can see, I'm almost finished with the embroidery part. I only have to finish the names of the stitches, which I will do in tiny back stitches. I'm waffling on the color though, it's between the lighter green (used in the Feather Stitch) and a bright lavender, almost purple... I'm leaning towards the purple.

What say you, my people?

After I finish the embroidery, I'm going to finish it in one of two ways, either as a pillow for the chair in my craft room, or as a quilted wall hanging, something similar to this.

If you guys come across any new embroidery, or generally cool sites, blogs or whatnot that you think are fun, please! By all means, pass that info on to me and help a sister out. I love visiting new blogs!
Speaking of new blogs, I see a few new followers up there, yay!! Welcome aboard, friends! I'm so glad to have you here! Don't be shy, jump in and say hello! 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What exquisite stitches you have! Love Bari's design for this sampler. Great job!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
Your new piece is simply scrumptious! I love the whole concept and the colors you chose are perfect. I think purple for the lettering would be right, too!
Thanks for sharing your work. It always makes me smile.

GardenofDaisies said...

Lisa, this sewing sampler is really cute!! I love embroidery too and will have to check out the French Knots site and the Bari site.

Atlantisetta´s Zeit said...

Hello Lisa,
I love to look at Frenck Knots, but I hate do make them. I love those sweet pink roses and animated of them I´ll have a peak into my crazy quilting stitchery books later.
I´m enjoying your blog very much!

Have a nice weekend


Louise said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the little sewing machine in the middle - adorble!! I don't embroider but your stitches look sooo neat.. :)

Louise xx

Wendy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! And you're new to embroidery?? I think I'm going to have to make this sampler at some point, though I'm too late to join in the challenge

dosierosie said...

I've just had a quick look and what a great site.

Jo Ashcroft said...

Hey Lisa, this is beautiful. Your bullion roses are incredible-will you do mine for me? I have just downloaded the pattern coz it's scrummy.You rock!

Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for your kind comments about my "Sewing Sampler" by WLFK!
It was so much fun to stitch up. I really love your sampler also! So colorful and sweet. I am glad I was directed to your blog, so that now I can keep an eye on all your goings on. Have a great weekend!
Nettie (Nettiequilts)

suzitee said...

Your stitching is beautiful Lisa, especially that sewing machine! Must visit that embroidery site. I used to do Brazilian embroidery...have you heard of it? It involves rayon thread, and the French Knots can have as many as 100 wraps on the needle. I'll have to take some photos to show you :)