Lorraine joined our new Facebook Group and posted:
I’m so happy that BFC-Creations has a FB page. I love the designs. Here’s a tote I made in 2020.
This bag is aperfect example how much different designs can lookw ith diffeernt colors! A beautiful bag Lorraine and love the fractals!
Unbelievably, Jim is a relatively new embroiderer! You sure wouldn’t think that from his work. The Four seasons are 4 separate sets of designs that can be hung separately or together.
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Bernice does beautiful work and so much of it!!! She always amazes me. I love the way she will put designs together to create a mini scene.
From Bernice. Although these were done a long time ago I thought I would show them. The thing I love most about BFC designs is that you can work with them, such as the steam from the engine needed to be shortened. I made the scene using the freebie, and sizing the design to fit the yoke, I also used the freebies between the kabuki dancers, Suz is one of my favorite designers.
Good morning. Hope all is well. Here is a pic of my latest , finished embroidery, your design 1780, Large bouquet featuring an Aztec Lily. Although I have done many of your large designs, for some reason, known as “User Error”, I had some problems with placement on this design. Once one part of the design is off, all can be off. So I’m sending this picture as proof there is magic in fabric markers! What didn’t match up, I colored in with markers as close to the embroidery thread color as possible, and ta-da, if I didn’t tell you there had been issues, you would never know.
Also, what is hard to tell in the picture, is the background fabric is a linen blend with a metallic thread running through it. I double-needle quilted it before doing the embroidery, much easier than doing it after, however, whether it be the metallic thread in the fabric or the the metallic thread I used to quilt the fabric, in places it shows through the stitch-out. That doesn’t interfere with the finished design too much, but I did think it was a point to use as a “learning experience”.
Thanks again for all your amazing designs! Until next time, Laura
Early on I learned the beauty of a lot of colors of markers! LOL The slightest thing while stitching can cause little *blips* and the markers are a much better option than starting all over again. fortunately my current machine doesn’t do it, but a prior machine was great for forgetting to back up after a tread break and prior (LOL) operator hated those little blips with just a few stitches missing. The markers take care of those with just a quick touch! Make sure you get markers that can handle being washed.
When Yahoo went away, it was hard to know what to replace it with. I knew a lot of people used Facebook, but i never cared for it. IO groups looked more similar to Yahoo, so I went with them. We never had much conversation going on in IO and I have really been disappointed with it.
Always on the lookout for ways to market, I noticed one of the groups I belonged to was going to have an Embroidery HOP. I remembered HOPS from way back but hadn’t seen any.. So I asked how to get involved. I had to have a Facebook group! I guess it was in the stars, so I finally gave in. I started a group and it’s actually been a lot of fun! We are just getting started, but I wanted to let you know if you want to join us:
Now I need to use one more of my “many” talents. The saying “better done than perfect” I did the embroidery about 15 years ago on my 180e, I knew it needed to be framed. Framing was something that Glen and I always did together! When I was drawing and painting we found out that the framing was very expensive. We spent time “antiquing for frames”. He would remake them and we cut our own mats. The design is from BFC designs, Suz is a great digitizer.
You did a great job framing this Bernice!
From Donna: I finally finished this Peony Stained Glass even though I bought it years ago.
It was well worth the wait Bernice! You’ve done a beautiful job.