i definitely understand the feeling of not having enough time, but i also know that if there's something that you want more of in your life (like creativity), at some point you need to make the decision to start going after it.Read More
i'm continuing my series of helping hands with this new design, and i've really been looking forward to stitching this one up.
i got a little porch stitching time yesterday afternoon:
progress on march’s stitch club pattern!
i'm working on these little blue "super fly" stitches (i made that name up) and if you're curious about how i made themRead More
while it's tempting to dive right into stitching immediately, i encourage you to plan ahead for just a little bit of prep work that makes a HUGE difference for your stitching experience and your finished project.Read More
one of my favorite things to post about on instagram is my reading life. the comments and discussions areRead More
i've gotten several questions about how to embroider brick stitch, so i made a quick video tutorial for it:Read More
i frequently receive questions about my use of backing fabric and also about stabilizers. so if you're wondering what in the world i'm talking about (you're not alone!) and maybe this will help.Read More
are you looking for a little something sweet and simple to stitch? then i have just the thing for you!
this pattern is perfect for practicing your lazy daisy stitch. but if you don't want to use lazy daisy, a straight stitch works just fine too!Read More
when i designed this, my plan was to use 2-color fly stitch for the loopy-bumpy rings. i started with 2 working threads, using the red as the anchor stitch, but quickly realized that there was way too much tangling happeningRead More
this sweet owl is my newest pattern, and our september stitch club project!
i've started stitching a little, and here's what i've got so far:
if you're just not that into satin stitch, you are not alone. and you're in luck! because there are so many other great stitches that you can use to fill your embroidery designs.Read More
for these blocks of color, i'm using (padded) satin stitch, and all 6 strands.
but instead of threading 6 strands through the needle, i threaded 3, and then doubled the floss down and knotted the end.Read More
i used padded satin stitch for these stars on Galaxy Girl's bodice, and i wanted to share a quickie tutorial for it.Read More
today i wanted to share my favorite way quick and easy way to finish and frame an embroidered hoop.Read More