Laura’s Extra Special Stained Glass Sunflowers

From Laura:

Thought you might want to see what I did with your stained glass sunflower program. After my brain was fighting to rearrange a couple of the squares, I followed my own advice then I re-colored some of the individual pieces to blend in with the leaves and background, using fabric markers. I used Mylar film under all the squares prior to stitching and I am so pleased with the results. Thank you again for a wonderful stitching program!


BFC1889 Variegated Sunflowers Stained Glass


I was especially interested that laura used markers.  I’ve done this on my own things but have tended to stay away form samples for the website.  Maybe I should get a little creative!

Thanks for you sharing your beautiful project with us Laura!  Suz

Regina’s Gorgeous Grape Bowl

Regina really wanted to stitch out this bowl.  But she  had troubles right at the beginning.  The bowl Center was missing a bunch of stitches.   This set was originally  done in 2005.  All the bowls sold very well back then so I was amazed there was a problem with one of the designs.  I don’t think I was a big help at first, but we eventually fingered things out.  I reconverted the design to PES and it has worked fine since.


Two Bugs in a Rug

Over the years I have bought many cat toys that are stored up in the closet while the boys play with the boxes.  I looked at these beds for quite awhile before I finally succomed to what I thought sure was more waste.  But!!!!  It took them about 15 minutes to stick a paw in – like they were testing water.  In an hour Duma was curled up in one and on his way to la-la land.  It took Bronk another hour to try the other one.  The next day they found they could stuff both of them in one bed = one very full bed.  LOL  Since then hey hjave either both been in one or taking a break and each having their own bed.  These beds are worth the money -= they seem to enjoy them, so much!  They are machine washable (if you can get them out of them).

No connection just a very happy cat owner!  Who for once didn’t waste her money. LOL



Colleen’s Gorgeous Peacock

Hi Suz,  Have sewn the peacock and I am really pleased with it.  As I love silk this has been sewn on silk. I used the old method of lining up designs with the basting stitched lines directly on the silk. A few changes to thread colours also as I just used what I had here; so he’s a special ‘hybrid’ bird!

Thank you for such lovely designs.

Colleen Reed

The way  you have finished this embroidery, Colleen, makes it look so rich!  This set, done in November of 2008 was the first large design I split and put together using the BFC Method.  So many people have done our large designs successfully!  And they report the process is really easy.  Suz

BFC0683 Peacock


Christmas Tree on Christmas Tree Skirt

I tried to post these pictures to the yahoo group, but it would only accept one picture. Then I saw your email with my name, but I haven’t seen it on the site.  How do I post it?

I have really enjoyed making this large embroidery design.  I  am in a group who does machine embroidery. We choose to do the tree to practice precise positioning. Numerous people used this design on their own Christmas tree skirt.  No two Christmas tree or tree skirts were alike cause each one of chose our background fabric (silk duponi), thread colors for tree, decorations on the embroidered tree, and other designs added to the Christmas tree skirt.  It was fun doing and finished in plenty of time for Christmas.


Diana Hensley – Ok to use my name)

BFC1220 Large Christmas Tree 2012

Choon’s Purse and framed Peacock

Hi Suz,

Finally finished my handbag (template from BFC1250) using BFC1374-11 with Glitter. Mirror-imaged BFC1374-12 and adjusted the size to fit the pocket piece for the back. I used brown glitter from the first set of 14 colors that I ordered though I was undecided – all the colors were so pretty! Fabric used was antique satin from Sylvia. My zipper was a bit too long and I ended up with bag having a slightly lop-sided top 🙂

Thanks, Suz, for the beautiful designs and instructions for the bag. How do you find time to embroider and sew out all the projects for the designs you digitize? It took me more than 2 days to finish my handbag and I had the instructions for the bag which I had made before.

Would love to ‘show off’ the Stained Glass Peacock that I had posted to our Group photo album in March. I used Aurora Crystalina and Silver Iris angelina fibres but as I didn’t have Cobalt Blue fibres, I cut very fine strips of the film to bond them together. The film is easier to use but the fibres have the extra sparkle to make the design ‘pop’. With your clear instructions and photos, the designs were easy to put together and I enjoyed watching the pieces sew out.

Warm regards,

Choon in Sydney

BFC1346 Stained Glass Peacock Two Ways

BFC1374 Glittery Scrolly Birds