I got two of these Geisha panels years and years ago from E-Quilter online, and just recently decided to do something with one of them. Can’t see it in the pic, but I outlined most of the wisteria, flowers, stream and the Geishas and with matching threads. Then I cross-hatched the black borders and then hand stitched all the Geisha heads and the warriors. I also used black batting. Decided since it “could” be reversible I made tabs and used a bamboo plant stake to hang it from.
I’m envious sunny!!!! I got that same panel way back and mine has not been stitched into anything yet. This is a beautiful use for it! I like the balance between the individual designs and the large panel.
From Jan: I love this design. I donated this one to a silent auction in support of the arts programs at our local community college.
I asked if I could post him here:
Absolutely. Before I sent it I went to your BLOG to see all the projects others have made and there wasn’t an Owlbert. I mounted mine on canvas. Owlbert got a lot of buzz at the auction and he did well. Jan
He is just gorgeous Jan – I love the way you have created him. 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
Though my main purpose in this blog is to showcase the wonderful work of our customers, occasionally I am going to post an *INFO-mercial*. LOL There are a few things that I notice people keep having trouble with. Especially when we have a big sale and get a lot of new people.
I couldn’t count the email message I get asking *why don’t you include Instructions? * Or colorcharts. When you purchase you get an email with links to download your designs. There are links for the different formats and always on regular sets a colorchart.zip file. This is the file that has all the color charts, templates, instructions, patterns, etc. Be sure to always get this file along with your designs! Our smaller sets, like FUNSETS have everything zipped into one zip file.
Here are photos of a jacket I made. This is how I found BFC! I wanted a large dragonfly design for the back this came up in my Google search. It was perfect – dragonflies, large design, beautiful colors.
I have a multi-needle, so I decided to figure out a way to work it in only 10 colors. I( don’t always do this, but my previous project was an embroidered quilt and each block had more than 10 colors – I wanted a break from changing threads!)
I did a test stitchout because there is so much shading and I needed to know exactly where every color was used to be sure I didn’t end up with something odd. I think I did a second test stitchout because I still was undecided if jacket would be orange it’s purple lapels or purple with orange lapels. I have learned that colors on a purple background look different than those same colors on an orang background. But, it is worth all the time doing tests.
The other embroidery designs are not yours, so I understand if you don’t post those pictures.
I am happy I found your site. I previously sent pictures of a couple things I made from your designs for my mom. She loves them. The angel was hung up right away and then moved several times as my mom looked for their perfect spot. I was so happy to make something for her that she loves.
Yes, the jacket is all mine! And I wear it. I should have left a bit more ease in the back to account for the stiffness, but I don’t care. I was pleased that I finished it (first time making a lined jacket). Yeah, I know the bright colors aren’t for everyone, but it is very me!
I have finished my bag using your designs, and I’m pretty pleased with it as it is my first bag ever! I’ve replace the black outlines as I said with metallic copper thread, and the white swirls in the Saxophone with light gold thread.
When I next do a handbag, I will place my designs higher up to take more account of the amount of fabric that goes under with the base. I hope the photos are good enough, though I can take more tomorrow if you would like better ones.