Lori’s Wall Hanging

Hello Suz,

Thank you very much for the threads chart, I printed out and get thing ready for stitching.  I am very honor that you post my pictures.

Some of these pictures are a little better than previous one.

The Rock Point Bridge was my very first put together as  a title design.

The New England Charm was my second title design, when I put together I sprayed water at the seams, that make it very soft and pliable, easy to sew.

Thanks again, Lori

That’s a great idea about spraying the seams with water first!  Thanks Lori.

BFC0706 Two Large Horses

BFC0586 Window – New England Charm

BFC0573 Rock Point Bridge Over Rogue River Oregon

BFC0696 Large Roses and Gaillardia

A Happy Boss!!!

I chose to stitch Windows of the World Italy for a Boss’s Day gift, since my boss is of Italian ancestry. I’ll submit a photo if possible. This courtyard scene provided a good opportunity to experiment with neutrals–with the many tones & shades of gold, brown, & gray, I learned a lot about using these colors effectively. Several of the new BFC threads look quite lovely in the stones, including 2751 Pale Gold, 2657 Mustard Gold, & 2630 Light Sandstone. I took extra time to change colors for the shutters to get the effect I wanted. I used medium-weight cotton twill spray-basted to Hemingworth medium-weight cutaway stabilizer, which made a good stable combo to keep the blocks as square as possible–some areas of these designs stitch 3 layers thick. My machine (a Brother PE-150) required me to reduce the stitch density of block #6 by 5 percent before it would sew that one, although oddly, it had no problem accepting block #8, which has an even higher stitch count. Assembly was Method #6 in the suggestions provided, using a wooden frame. I trimmed the completed blocks to a 1/8″ margin of fabric/stabilizer, & laid them out like tiles, not quite touching, along with my ribbon & wood trim, to determine the final size (which in my case was 14.5″W X 18.5″H). I wanted the ribbon “mullions” to barely cover the edges of the embroidery, so as not to hide any more detail than necessary. DH helped me cut the 1/4″ birch plywood, which our home improvement store carries in convenient 2’x2′ squares, & miter the stained wood trim. The blocks were glued to the plywood & outlined with black grosgrain ribbon (3/8″ wide for the mullions & 5/8″ for the casing), then framed with 3/4″ wood trim. I found this scene to be wonderfully detailed & it really sparks the imagination. I’m giving it 4 stars, because in my opinion a few areas stitch more layers than necessary, & a few of the details were a bit confusing, but on the whole, it is well digitized & an example of the outstanding level of art offered by BFC Creations. I’m proud of my result, & hopefully my boss will be pleased with his gift.

Judy

I’m sure your boss was totally amazed Judy!!!!  they way you finished it sounds wonderful.  Suz

 

BFC0623 Windows on the World – Italy

 

Marge from Florida

Marge does so many wonderful projects!!!  She always amazes me with them.

BFC0587 Window – The Grand Canyon

BFC0848 Window English Cottage with Waterwheel

BFC0848 Window English Cottage with Waterwheel

BFC0521 Window – Deep Woods

BFC0521 Window – Deep Woods

BFC0359 Lace Bowl & Doily Swans and Water Lilies

BFC0359 Lace Bowl & Doily Swans and Water Lilies

BFC1349 FSL Easter Bowl and Doily

BFC1349 FSL Easter Bowl and Doily

BFC0287 Lace Bowl and Doily The Fishin Hole

BFC0287 Lace Bowl and Doily The Fishin Hole

BFC0587 Window – The Grand Canyon

BFC0587 Window – The Grand Canyon

BFC0135 Native American Women From the Plains of North Dakota

You might want to read marge’s Tutorial about how she does embroideries like this that she then appliques to a project.  Great!

BFC0135 Native American Women From the Plains of North Dakota

BFC0669 Window – Guardian Angel

BFC0669 Window – Guardian Angel

BFC1077 Window-Sending a Christmas Wish

BFC1077 Window-Sending a Christmas Wish

Seed Packet Combo

Seed Packet Combo

BFC0783 Window – Four Seasons – Winter Peace

Jan’s Beautiful Work!

Jan has been a customer and friend for a long time.  I was so happy to hear from her on my Yahoo Group! She writes:

“Hi Suz,

I am still using many of your picture designs – love doing them.  This past 9 months has been a tough time for Marty and I.  He had 4 major cancer surgeries removing a kidney, tumor, bladder and prostate.  But after going through all this he is back in his pulpit preaching, helping with our golden retriever kennel and mowing 2 acres of lawn.  God has certainly blessed us and answered prayers.

Here are some pictures – mostly the older ones.  People who come to my studio just love them.

Jan ”

I think my favorite picture is to see Jan in her studio among her projects! Suz

An unusual, but beautiful use for some designs!

“Hi Suz

Here are two pics from a Custom Clergy Stole I did, where the customer asked for a cactus and sunset, and I knew just what designs to go to!

Deborah”

Very Creative Deborah!  I bet he was very pleased.  I couldn’t place the cactus at first – I knew I did it, but I found it finally – it’s part of a Windows set.  As i said – very creative!

Suz

BFC0882 Colors of the West Window Series The Cactus

 

Flamingos Anyone?

From Donna:

*No one else has designs as lovely as yours. I have many I have not done yet but here is one of my favorites.It is hanging in my kitchen right now. *

Thank you Donna! Your fabric frame really brings out the colors in the Flamingo Wall Hanging.  Beautiful!  I’m sure it really brightens up  your kitchen. ..Suz

 

BFC0645 Window-Flamingo Paradise