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

From a past Freebie Contest

Suz I am dissappointed that more folk have not entered this competition as I just love the freebies and find when I want to play just go into my freebie file (yes I do keep them in separate folder,  crazy) and transfer them to the machine and go. I loved the 20’s portraits and used the full set. I made reversible table mats and napkins, black and white  and reversed the thread colours also,  but was so excited giving this gift to my friend  forgot to take the photos. I have made several designs but as there is only one entry per person (entry no 2) I am not entering them into the competion but I though you might like to see them. I  saw your advert in the Designs in Machine Embroidery as my copy arrived today looks good. The sewing bag catches the eye on the corner of the page hope this is successful and you get more customers. Thanks for all the wonderful designs and freebies Anne from Glasgow Scotland

Thank you Anne – I’m always amazed with what some of you come up iwth just using freebies!   Suz