Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Series: Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Several years ago I decided to start a new series, but am just now bringing it to life.  The series will be quotes I've gotten in fortune cookies over the years, all framed by a Chinese lattice inspired "blackwork" design.   To liven the frames up, there may be French knots, beads or other embellishments.   Some of the quotes will be fun, and some may be more serious.

Today we start with Fortune Cookie Wisdom #1: Good Virtue



This particular design uses French knots.  If you're not a fan of French knots, you can always use seed beads instead.

Because I don't want to take away from the blackwork style designs with a hand-dyed fabric, I'm using plain white aida.

If you're interested in this design, you can purchase it at any of these places.

Stay tuned for more designs in this series.  I already have the 2nd one stitched, finished and ready to go, so I'll release it in the next few weeks.

Until the next time...Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Alamo Silhouette

It's been wayyyyy too long since I've released a new design!!

Today I'll be sharing my Alamo Silhouette.  This particular design was requested by several ladies last year when I was in San Antonio, TX for the Stitches From The Heart Stitch Camp.

I stitched my model using a blend of two DMC threads and stitched it on a piece of green evenweave fabric that was in my stash.. 

If you're interested in this design, you can purchase it at any of these places.






Until the next time...Happy Stitching!