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.
I’m just going to show the photos in a list with the link to the site and the name of the person who stitched it. That is if i have the name! If you spot one of your projects and I don’t have your name posted, please let me know!
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
From Laura: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!
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
I’ll send you a photo soon cause I did not have the fibers so did something a little different but actually love.
Completion of Stained Glass Floral Triptych. Don’t think photo does it any real justice. Since I didn’t have fibers, I used a lightly molted batik and iris, gold and a light brown metallic in all of the open areas. It sparkles. I’ll send another pix when completed. Jody
I love what you’ve done in place of the fibers on the Floral Triptych! Very creative and really pretty. Suz
Here are a couple pictures of my recently-completed bag. A fellow sewist saw it at the last Embroidery in Motion meeting when I took it for show-n-tell. She called me a few days later & said she bought the pattern from you because she liked mine so well. I’m now working on the Kokopelli bag. I just finished the bag part — very gorgeous. Now for the lining. I bought all the threads for that one from you all. Such gorgeous colors! The bag will be a gift for my DIL-to-be. She & my son will be married in September & plan to start a family right away. So Kokopelli, being a fertility god, will perhaps be of some assistance!
Thanks for great products & greater service!
I hope you have loads of Grandkids by now Connie!!! Suz
I purchased your designs and have attached 3 pictures of
what I did with them.
My daughter requested that I do a group of rose design(s) on
the shoulder moving forward and another design opposite side at bottom,
in which I made a 90 degree corner design. Just
sharing. My daughter furnished the tunic top, in which to me is quiet thin… I used the stabilizer X2 in thickness that I place under baby ones’ees for the purpose of non-scratching. To me still not the greatest. My daughter (no matter what) will love this.