Tuesday, August 6, 2013

HO HO HO!!!

Oh, how excited I am to show off what I've been working on this past month. First a HUGE thanks goes out to Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt and Carol (she was our Christmas 'Carol') of Just Let Me Quilt for working with us and coming up with these wonderful and fun blog hops!!!

My project was another Pinterest find. This pattern is free for the taking (or the making) and can be found at Red-Brolly. The designer is Bronwyn Hayes. It is such a cute and simple design, and easy to put together too!! Also, take a look around this site because there are SOO many free designs and they are OH SO CUTE!! :)


I chose to take on a learning project for me this time. First I wanted to do something with embroidery as I am just learning to do this. I have to say that I really am enjoying my embroidery projects. It is so nice to pick up some needlework and not have to have the chart nearby.

Then I wanted to make sure I learned a few new stitches. This project had the running stitch that I had been using, but also had straight stitches, satin stitches, blanket stitch and herringbone stitch. I'm pretty sure I didn't do the satin stitch correctly. I couldn't get it to look right without outlining it first, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm also pretty sure I didn't get the corners right with the herringbone stitch, but again, for my first time with it, I'm happy:)

This project took me a bit more time than I figured on so I just finished sewing on the patches tonight. My intent was to make this into a wall hanging for the holidays, and I had just enough time to finish it up, but then realized that I left the backing fabric in the bedroom and my hubby had already gone to bed:( Oh, well!! I made sure to fold it over so that it would look just like it will once it's made into a wall hanging so you could see what it will look like all finished up.

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August 7



69 comments:

Kristen King said...

I love this project and have always wanted to make it, yours is wonderful! :)

Judy B said...

Love your embroidered wall quilt! Your stitched are great. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

I love it Shannon ! I like Red Brolly designs too ! You did a great job on it !

jan said...

Hi Shannon,
I just love your project! Can i ask what fabric did you use to stitch on? Is it just cotton? I am learning to embroider too and pickingthe fabric is the hardest thing to do sometimes but i love yours!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Sharon said...

Oh it is so cute you did a great job....I agree Red-brolly has some wonderful designs...

Baa. xxx said...

You have done a fantastic job - learning new stitches too. It looks beautiful. We love Red Brolly designs!

Marianne said...

looks great ! You are a good wife to not disturb your husband.

Britt-Inger said...

It is so cute with all the Chrismas embroideries. You have made a very good work. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

Darlington Gal said...

Lovely....your embroidery is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh this is looking great. Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Heleen Groot said...

Don't you just love Bronwyn's designs.... I made this one last year and loved making it. She makes addicting patterns.... I made a lot of them already. I am still quilting her Wish quilt (another freeby). You did good. Gorgeous work!

Rhonda said...

WOW, you've done a fantastic job with your hand embroidery. Thank you for the link to the designs!!

Donna said...

Beautiful. Your stitching is lovely.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Love your stitchery, so pretty!
Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Lovely project. I haven't embroidered in years (decades). Thanks for sharing.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love your embroidered project. Careful it is addictive.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a great project, and you did a wonderful job! These hops are such a great reason to try new things.

Jeanie said...

Great job on your stitchery! Don't you just love Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

Madame Samm said...

Very primitive stitching...adorable....love everything about it

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You did a great job on this project

Carol said...

It's lovely! I hope you will post again when you have finished it. Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

This is fabulous!! I'm off to check out the pattern - thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

You have done a fantastic job on this piece... and I do think you outline stitch your satin stitch areas... Keeps the edges neat.

Melody said...

Delightful. I'm a big fan of Bronwyn too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Embroidery is my very favorite thing to do and you are doing it beautifully! Love, love this project! blessings, marlene

Sherry said...

Your project is fantastic. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Just Quilt It said...

Your embroidery work is beautiful. I love the pattern, and the time spent was well-worth the effort. I certainly couldn't tell that you are new at this! Lovely!

Mimi said...

Very sweet wall hanging and your stitches look fantastic for a beginner!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Leah said...

Your stitching is stunning!! Thanks so much for the link and inspiration!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Congrats on learning new stitches!! Your project is beautiful!

Linda said...

Your project is just beautiful! It really has that Christmas feel!!

Tanyia said...

this is precious, I really love those little gingerbread men!

Margaret said...

I love your project. It is really cute. I think that just sitting down and embroidering is so relaxing.

apple blossom said...

adorable

charlotte said...

sew cute. nice job on the embroidery.

Lou said...

Too too cute!
I love handwork!

Carol said...

It is just such a lovely piece of embroidery...wow! You did a great job on it. I'm new to embroidery and love seeing patterns like this. Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your beautiful project!

Suze said...

Congrats on doing something new. You did a great job on your stitching. It's just applique, it get's easier with practice. I'm still learning and improving with each. You have certainly an heirloom in the works here. Thanks for participating, trying something out of your comfort zone, being willing to share this something new with us, inspire us, and I can tell have lots of us wanting to make this.

JanesQuilting said...

OMG how cute is this! You did a beautiful job with your embroidery. I love it!

patchouli moon studio said...

What a sweet little embroidery. Love the colors.

Denise Russell said...

I love it! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

MooseStash Quilting said...

That is just adorable. It's been awhile since I visited Red Brolly. Looks like I need to take a peak!

Nellie Duclos said...

Shannon-Very cute embroidery project and thanks for the tip about that great website. From California, keep up the great hand work-the more you do the better you get and confidence will soar!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful needlework. Thanks for the link to the pattern. Hard to believe you are a newbee to this type of hand work, great job.

cyndiofthevortex said...

That is completely precious. My kids would fight over who inherits it when I die. It's one of their favorite arguments - who gets what. Isn't that just terrible of them? Whoever "calls it" first wins so it's a fun contest. You'd never know this piece was a learning experience. It looks great!

Joanna said...

That is beautiful. Your embroidery looks lovely to me. Nice job.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Absolutely delightful! Nice job on all those different embroidery stitches.
Thanks for sharing and the pattern info.

Joyce Carter said...

Lovely project. I think you did a wonderful job with the stitching. I have been doing embrodiery for a long time and I still have trouble with the satin stitch. Thank you so much for sharing today.

Emily C said...

Very nice. Love all the embroidery.

maggie said...

I just love your project! Love embroidery.
Great job!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Robin said...

Your wall hanging is just beautiful! I love Red Brolly patterns!

gpc said...

I love it! Nice job. :)

Pamela said...

You did a fabulous job. It looks like you have been stitching for ages....not your first time. Thanks for sharing!

madebymeinred said...

How darling. I can almost smell the gingerbread. Beautiful work,

VickiT said...

Wow! You were certainly ambitious for sure. You did a fabulous job for someone who has never done that before. I just LOVE all of Bronwyn's work. It is just amazing. Great job on your quilt.

evelyn said...

Good on you for trying something new. I love it.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Shannon!!! Your embroidery work is fantastic. What a great project to stretch your skills with. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Janarama said...

Cute project. Your stitching is terrific.

LJ said...

That's a super project. Your stitching is wonderful and do not look like a beginner. Red Bolly is a favorite blog of mine. The quilt is a winner.

Kathy H said...

That turned out really cute. I want to make that someday too.

Dee D said...

Very cute!

Sallie said...

Great job! I like Red Brolly designs too!

Sandy said...

I love hand embroidery and this is darling...the fabric it is stitched on is perfect, looks tea-dyed. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda J said...

ooooh this is sooo cute! You certainly do not appear to be a neophyte embroiderer. You better believe I am adding this pattern to my ever expanding file of designs. Well done, Shannon!

Sharon Dawn said...

Such a sweet project! You did a great job on your stitching! Thanks for sharing..

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.

Cecilia said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing.

sandra said...

A lovely Christmas project and well done for first time.Thanks for sharing. Sandra

Frances Campbell said...

A bit late for the ho-ho-ho blog comment but what a cute hanging you stitched.