Work in Progress Wednesday Lace Crazy Quilt block 23

The work in progress Wednesdays role around far too quickly. That said trying to regularly report on what I am doing does make me focus on what I have been doing. Question: Is anyone else interested in joining me for a Work in Progress Wednesday? Who is working on large project …

Buttonhole Wheel stitch

Buttonhole Wheel Buttonhole Wheel is simply a buttonhole stitch worked in a circle. So, obviously, it is part of the buttonhole family of stitches. These are also known as wheel stitch, buttonhole rings, buttonhole flowers, buttonhole disks and disk stitch. Buttonhole wheels are a fun, if undervalued, little stitch. Many …

A book Review of Temari Techniques by Barbara B.Suess

I have been spending my late afternoons with a beautiful new book by Barbara B.Suess titled Temari Techniques: A visual Guide to Making Japanese Embroidered Thread Balls. The subtitle is the key here as the “visual guide” actually speaks volumes. For those of us who place an emphasis on the …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 559

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler for the story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. This band is a further experiment with satin stitch and algerian eyelets worked as part of a contemporary Bargello or Florentine style pattern. I used hand …

Friday Freebie Hand Embroidery Pattern

This week the Friday Freebie is a design that could be worked in outline stitches using chain or stem stitch. You could add beads and sequins. Another approach to this design would be to combine it with fused applique and couching. Click on the thumbnail as it will take you …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 558

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler. For the full story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. This band worked in March 2009 is another instance of using the sampler as a journal as this is what concerned me as I stitched. …