Charlotte’s *Smilodon*

From Charlotte: Thank you so much.  I so love your creations and especially the Tribals.  I will be back for more. I’ve made the Saber Tooth as practice and I am thrilled with it. (I’m fairly new at this). I am going to try the bull next. I am now in the process of reloading all my designs that I downloaded to that new new drive to my old reliable one. Thanks again for such wonderful designs.

You did a fantastic job Charlotte – I can’t believe you’re new at this 🙂  We’ll all have to move over once you really get going 🙂   Suz

BFC1927 Large Saber Tooth Tiger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda’s Peacock, Elephant and Unicorn!

Linda has done 3 fantastic projects and shows how a little embellishment can add do much to a finished embroidery!

The first is her Peacock:

from Linda:

I’m sending a photo of my latest finished wall hanging, your art deco peacock.  As you can see, I did a bit of editing and added a double swirl to the inside area of the peacock where there was a large, open space.  I used the same color thread as for the first swirl, Your thread number 2852, Light Green Amber, which looks like a soft, golden beige, and I love how it blends with the background fabric, yet still shows up and doesn’t compete with the Peacock.  Thanks for the lovely design. P.S.  I forgot to say I “crystalized” the peacock, using three colors of Swarovski crystals, Lt. Turquoise, Topaz and Crystal Meridian Blue.  They went so well with the colors of the design.

BFC1476 Large Decorative Peacock

Next her Bull Elephant:

Look what I did with your Indian Elephant design, BFC 1545.  I found a use for all that fancy beaded fringe I bought, on sale, and had no idea what I was going to do with it!  This design was really fun, and only 6 colors were used!  I gave this elephant a name- I call him “Bull-E”, my sad play on words, but it can stand just for bull elephant.  Thank you for the joy.  Laura

BFC1545 Large Decorative Indian Elephant

And her Unicorns:

Just finished this.  It’s for my 10 year old granddaughter for Christmas.  It turned out almost glowing! For whatever reason, using the mottled, royal blue background, seems to make the unicorns almost look 3D.  FYI, when the embroidery was finished, because of my choice of thread colors, there wasn’t as much definition as I wanted.  Guess what!  A number 2 common pencil worked great to get the details to stand out.  Thanks for the great design.

Yep, it is eyelash yarn.  A good number of years ago I found 2 hanks of it in the remnant bin at Walmart.  One was green and the other aqua.  I believe I had one of your mermaid designs I wanted to do and the yarn reminded me of seaweed.  Once I embroidered the design I then couched the yarn on to make an underwater scene.  Since then I have used that yarn a number of different ways and as hangers on 4 different wall hangings.  It adds a bit of unexpected texture.  It also proves there is a reason we are confirmed stash builders! We never know when we will use a treasure we have stashed.

BFC1749 A Mother Unicorn’s Love

Laura’s Elephants

Laura had a lot of trouble in the beginning getting this design lined up.  But I was shocked when she sent me the photo and it came out so beautiful!  I think she was doing a lot better than she thought. 🙂  Thank you Laura for making my design look so great!

From Laura,

Well, here is the finished product from my almost nervous breakdown!  Thank you again for all your help with BFC 445, Touch of India II.  It’s a “Happy” wall hanging, full of beautiful colors.  I added lots of crystals and unique outline quilting.  The fabric I found at our local quilt shop, Creative Sew Threads, here in Elkhart, Indiana.  I think the fabric complemented the design perfectly.

BFC0445 Touch of India II

I did some closeups so you can see the details.

I like the quilting – you can see some of it better her.

Margaret O’s Hipster Dog Quilt

Suz,

You had asked that I send pictures of the Hipster Dogs quilt, so here they are. The quilt is a birthday gift for a 27 yo, representing dogs in his life through the years. Unfortunately, colors in the photos are very poor. Actually a bright, true red. Thank you for such an adorable set.

Margaret – I think this is such a wonderful idea!  The concept could be used for many things that people want to remember.  You’ve added so many great personal details like the dogs name, the little red square, etc.  Fantastic job!

BFC1315 Hipster Canines Filled

 

Patricia’s Horse and Stained Glass Pillow

Hallo suz,

I want to let you see what I have made with the patterns from BFC.  For the magazine stitch@home

Only the black horse is from Dakota  With the bag I have made a gaucho skirt. The magazine is coming out this day.

I hope you like it.

In next mail I send you what I have made my own design also in the magazine.

Greetings Patricia from Holland

This message was from 2009 but when I came across it I wanted to show it! Patricia does loads of great projects.

And another project from Patricia!  I put it on a embroider site and I have already got 120 mails about is.

BFC0894 Stained Glass-Art Nouveau Circle in a Square

 

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 Born To Run!

I finished it!!! I think this has more stitches in it than any other combined design I have done thus far.  Thank you for your wonderful digitizing work.  I know no “horse people” so this work will be donated to a local church auction that supports local women’s shelters.

FYI, the label on the back is done on Ultra Suede.  It makes a very classy label, right where you deserve to be!

Have a great day and thanks again.    Laura

Beautiful job Laura!  The church will love it.  I think even non horse people will love this one!   Suz

I’m sorry but I can’t put a link to the designs Laura used.  Joseph Picarella decided he didn’t want any more designs based on his artwork sold even though I paid him royalties on every sale and per our agreement – Suz