Laura’s “Frost on the Pumpkin”

In this case there really is Frost on the Pumpkin:

I wanted to show you my latest finished project.   This is a door decoration for a friend of mine in assisted living.  My mission in life is to add a bit of color to her really colorless life right now.   I told her I would make her a new piece of art work for every changing season. Of course, your design is wonderful, and to give it my own touch, I glitterized it with holographic fabric paint.  Sew, in actually, there is now frost on your pumpkins!  Thanks again for everything you and Fred do.  Until next time,

Laura

 

This is a great way to showcase a wall hanging on a door.  You make one too.  A strip of fabric the color of a branch, (twisted and tied), a real branch, an artificial branch – there are lots of options.  Great job Laura.

My Mixed Media Experiment

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I’m fascinated with mixed media art but have little time to delve in the way I want to.  But I decided I would just do one!  It has a steampunk theme since I had a lot of things I could use in my stash and I really love steampunk.  LOL

I had some canvases that sat sadly alone by my desk waiting for me to use them so I used one for my project.  I was happy with it as it had depth (its canvas stretched on a wood frame) but wasn’t as heavy as a piece of wood would be.  Its 9.5 inches by 10 inches so not so big that I might not finish it but still enough to put lots of things on it.

My next task was to find things to put on it.  I searched every drawer that might have screws, bolts, etc.  I also checked my jewelry pieces drawer.  And the thing I really wanted to see if I could incorporate was Free Standing Lace (FSL).  I have quite a few pieces – you can use any leftovers, even pieces that might not be *perfect*. The FSL can add a lot of texture to your project.

I hope you will have fun following along and creating your own one of a kind masterpiece!

Laura’s Stained Glass Horses

Howdy.  I wanted to show you my finished project.  I absolutely love the variegated thread stained glass designs and finished the embroidery  a while ago.  I just couldn’t decide on how to frame it.
As I was hunting through my fabric stash, I ran across this piece of wood-grained print that I had previously used on one of your Green-Man designs  It matched perfectly, and the clean lines of this type of framing really compliment the stained- glass look.. I’m ready for another variegated thread project-hint-hint-hint!.  BTW, this is stitched on white felt overlaid with a iridescent mylar film.  It really glissens.  Thanks for making me look good with all your wonderful digitizing!  Laura

Great idea using the white felt with the mylar!  I think we too often forget how great felt is for stitching.  Beautiful picture Laura,  Suz

 

Laura’s Poppies

Finished up your poppy design.  It’s for a friend in an extended care facility.  I know it will brighten up her rather dull days.  Fairy Frost is the background for the embroidery, and the purple batik plays with it so well!  It really brings the lavender poppy to life.  Thanks again for your great designs.  Laura

Love  the purple!  You are so right – that really sets off the whole picture.  Your friend will love having it to brighten up her space  Suz

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Sophie’s Tiger Jacket

Hi Suz!

I just wanted to share my progress on this design. I’m absolutely in love with it! Now that I have worked out the formatting haha. I’m so sorry, you must think I’m rather daft. I understand the formatting now, I won’t have any questions in the future.

It stitches out so beautifully without one single hitch. Not one thread break which I find incredible considering the level of detail! I’ve still got a few more things to add to the overall design but I’ve already had a lot of comments on the tiger. I haven’t made anything for myself for ages, this one is really special.

I will definitely be stocking up on more of your designs, I have a wish list as long as my arm!     Sophie

Your jacket is just beautiful Sophie.  I love the contrast of the tiger and the flowers – strength and beauty.  Suz

 

 

Cherie and Variegated Thread

The metallic runs with no problem I set it on floor a tip I heard,  and it beautiful so I was excited when I saw it on sale. Any Way  I love all your thread . I made a bunch of crosses for my sister in Montana with Your variegated thread. I add a ribbon so it can be used for bookmark.

Here are some I made last night. Some I use the variegated in bobbin and some I just use a dominate color for bobbin and looks just as good. The blue I used a darker blue as bobbin.  Cherie

I love the look of the variegated for the FSL (free standing Lace) – great Idea!

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