Thursday, January 10, 2013

In your words blog hop


And welcome to day 4 of the In your words blog hop hosted by Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling Here is my contribution which is hot off the press. My thanks to Jenny for the loan of the staple gun to attach the stitchery to the artist's canvas.

This stitchery was designed by Leanne Beasley and is sewn on linen with Cosmo threads. I started this over a year ago and I had intended to show you another of Leanne's designs but I couldn't find it. So over the last week I have beavered away. This project has proved to me that I need to practice my satin stitch more. As I was getting to the last few patches, they all had satin stitch in them - I was definitely avoiding them. I changed the fabrics included with the kit to some of my favourite Moda red dot, the pink is Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey and the turquoise border fabric is by Bonnie & Camille.


The squares of fabric were intended to be needle turn appliqué but I wasn't happy with the result so I used some Steam a seam and then did a machine blanket stitch around the blocks. Now it's finished, I'm really chuffed with it. The canvas was meant to be about 4 inches larger with more border, but I wanted the emphasis to be on the stitching and not the borders. 

I think this stitchery was from an Australian retreat originally and a few retreat bags were available for sale, so I jumped right in and bought myself one. Unknown to me, my friend Claire also bought it for me. She knows me well. The pink, Sew Stitchy fabric was also a present from Claire.

Now I'm off to view the other projects for today:


 
 
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
 
 
 
Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)
 
Just Quilt It  (Kathy G.)

99 comments:

Thearica said...

This is way too cute! Hope you make top 2!

Amanda Murphy said...

This is really pretty!

Amy said...

Oh my, that is a lot of hand stitching! Just beautiful!

nähtina said...

This is wonderful, I admire your work.

Scrapatches said...

This is sew adorable! Your work is exquisite ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful mix of media and blending of fabrics to make very sweet mini.

Judy B said...

Beautiful stitchery! Thank you for sharing.

Jessica said...

I love this stitchery pattern, you have made it beautifully!

Nati said...

Completely in love with your project.., definitely great to practise my embroidery....

Kathy MacKie said...

Wow, very impressed, great job.

Martina said...

This is so lovely! Great work!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Gorgeous!! I love this pattern and you did an awesome job! I'm going to start two projects by Leanne Beasley, Leanne's House next week and Journey of a Quilter next month. It wasn't suppose to work out this way but two of my LQS offered classes. What was I to do? hehe. Again, your project is beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous project Sue - and I like the new blog/blog name!?

FleurBleue said...

Gosh, it must have taken you ages, but looks fab!

Fiona x

Quiltsmiles said...

Sue, it is "Sew" Sweet! Sorry couldn't I resist the play on words. The fabric line you used is perfect and I love that stitching design. Nicely done! Jane

charlotte said...

that is just sew cute!

Aletta said...

What an amazing work! I can't imagine how much time you've put into this.

Fiesta said...

I love this could you post the link to the designer?

Just Quilt It said...

Wow! What a lot of work. I really like this--very pretty.

Gill said...

Fabulous!
Thank you for sharing!

Cindy Staub said...

Your stitchery is beautiful! Very pretty, thank you for sharing :)

Patty D from NC said...

What a great project!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful stitchery! Love it!

Mara said...

Lovely stitching.

Britt-Inger said...

It is so cute and beautiful and the stitching is so good.
I love your project. Thanks for sharing

Sowing Stitches said...

What a fun project! Each little space holds such delightful images...the hearts are my favorites! sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

Barb said...

Such a neat project, and the stitching looks great!

Cathy said...

This is just my style! I love it.

Martha said...

Really cute project. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Susie Q said...

Love the work, and pink the best colours. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Sue....lovely lovely lovely and sooooo lovely it made...well you will see..lol

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful stitching, lovely finish!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

This is absolutely priceless! I love it. Looks like a fun project for those times when you need a little bit of handwork to bring.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is very sweet...great job.

Just Carol said...

It is just beautiful! So much detail and colors--lovely to look at. :O)

JCnNC said...

I love stitchery in any form and yours is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. Judy C

Linda said...

That is beautiful!!! Congratulations on being one of the top picks today. You deserve it!

carla said...

Hi!!! This is just too cute!!! Love it!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very pretty :)

Terry said...

What a beautiful way to display your stitches.

SIMPLESEW said...

Its very lovely

Kathy said...

Very nice! I love Leanne's patterns.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty and I love the combination of stitching and patchwork.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Just adorable! Congrats on being one of the top today!
:-)

Agnes Bullock said...

This is gorgeous!

Kate said...

Such a beautiful stitchery!

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE this stitchery! I am hand quilting one of Leanne's patterns right now and enjoy all of her projects. I hadn't seen this one before...great job!

Judith said...

Sue, your stitchery is sew lovely and inspires me. Thanks for sharing today. Judith, Texas

Karma Willow Designs said...

great job -- makes me wish I embroidered more. thanks for the post

JanesQuilting said...

BEAUTIFUL! your stitches are just perfect. Wish I could do that.

Hooked on Quilting said...

Wow, that is a beautiful!!! I will have to get good enough to do one!!! Love all the textures. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

I love love love your project. It is absolutely amazeing. You are very talented and evething about it looks perfect to me. Thanks fo rshareing your project with us today.
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Mary Ann said...

The pink is fabulous!

Nancy M. said...

how pretty and looks like so much work. One of my favorite words in your quilt is laugh.

Patty said...

Very pretty.

patchouli moon studio said...

I love hand embroidery and your work is beautiful! Wonderful colors too. Congrats on being one of Madame Samm's top picks of the day too.

patricia gooden said...

Very sweet. I cannot hand stitch at all. This is lovely.

Nellie Duclos said...

Sue-Love the stitchery. I've been wanting to get back into embroidery and have been researching Sashiko because I have some recycled blue jeans squares I want to make into a purse. Thanks for listing the possible BOM's in one place too.

Suze said...

This is adorable~ I can see why you bought it and your friend bought it for you, too! I love it. Hopefully, you won't put as much pressure on yourself for the seond one and will enjoy the process more!

robin said...

Beautiful stitchery!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is so beautiful!

Sheila said...

It is beautiful and congrats on the finish !

BizyStitches said...

Wow this was a lot of work and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

Abbigail said...

This is so cute! I love it!
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gpc said...

Love it!

Cathy said...

Your work is beautiful. I really do like it.

Mimi said...

Love, love, love your stitchery!! Thanks for working overtime to share it with us!!

CeLynn said...

Your stitching is very beautiful! Embroidery is something I have yet to try. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

oh, I have loved that stitchery kit forever!How fun to see someone's finished work and that you personalized it with your own fabrics! I love how colorful it is and what beautiful workmanship.

Lyn said...

That was a wonderful stitchery. It is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

This piece is just stunning! I love embroidery and this is an awesome example. blessings, marlene

Eileen said...

Fantastic piece! Very, very impressive. Such a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Verna G said...

Beautiful embroidery! Love it !

LJ said...

Just down-right gorgeous! Every time I see some hand embroidered work that shines like yours does, I tell myself I need to get back into hand stitching. This design is marvelous and sew, laugh, love are grand words.

sandra said...

What a lot of beautiful work,thanks for sharing

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: superb. so bright cheerful and colorful. Nice stitchery!

Emily C said...

Very nice. I particularly like the butterfly, very colorful.

Lesley said...

Love your stitchery...it is so well done! And I think your satin stitch is perfect!

Cheryll said...

I just LoVe it! It's even in MY favourite colours too! Well done Sue on a wonderful stitchery hanging! :)

evelyn said...

Love that beautiful wall hanging. You did a great job on the stitchery. I really like the little buttons added on.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I love it. It's so pretty and girlie!

lefuntz said...

Beautiful. I love embroidery!

Annette Schultz said...

what a lovey way to use your "words"
in stitches

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Love it Sue! Absolutely beautiful. Now I see why you were one of the winners today!!!

MoeWest said...

It's gorgeous!

annmarie said...

Wow - that is beaUtiful! and impressive. Great job.

Wendy said...

I love your stitchery! And you've added some beautiful fabrics. I have this kit on my wishlist!

Andrea said...

wow - that's a lot of stitches! and all where they should be.

Robin said...

Wow, all that work! Sure paid off though, it is beautiful!

Pamela said...

Congratulations! This is stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Beautiful stitching!!

The Slow Quilter said...

You did a great job on all the blocks love it.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

absoutely gorgeous!

nicolesender said...

What beautiful stitchery!
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PatSloan said...

Fantastic Finish! I love the colors and the frame.. perfect!

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Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

Maria Kievit said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing this beauty!