Hi all, I’m a sponsor this week over at Quilting Gallery, thanks for having me back again Michele it’s always a pleasure to meet new quilters and show them something special to me, Valerie from Pastimes Online. This weeks theme is embroidery, something that I only tried a couple of times a few years ago, then I wanted more and more projects that included stitching beautiful embroidery stitches – now I just can’t get enough.
This block from our Block of the Month called Vintage Sewing Machines, using simple stitches like stem, back-stitch and french knots – well maybe a few lazy daises too.
Here’s our very own pattern, Chenille Scissor & Needle Keeper showing simple backstitch, french knots, whip stitch and stem stitch. These are such a great gift idea – this one was for my mom.
Here’s one set of flowers off of the border to our Block of the Month in 2010 called A Kittens Tale, we changed the border completing 127 yo-yos including these gorgeous stems and leaves – completed in the stem stitch.
Here’s the completed top!
Here’s an egg from our newest Block of the Month, Every Bunny’s Welcome showing back-stitch and stem stitch – isn’t this super cute?
So as the sponsor this week, I’ve put together an embroidery kit including…floss, needles, and a special pair of snip scissors by my all time favourite Scissor Manufacturer, Gingher – all my most favourite things to stitch with. The Floss is hand dyed Weeks Dye Works Floss – a dream to stitch with and I just love the names of each floss – they are so perfect! The needles are what I include in every kit as they give you a good range of sizes to see which one you may like the best.
As always, I look forward to your comments and sending out the prize to the winner this week – how fun! I do have a quarterly NewsLetter, The Times if you’re interested in signing up.
Until next time, stay happy and creative, Valerie