Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Day! Stitch Me Up Blog Hop


Today is my day to share what I have created for the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop.

I am so excited to participate in my first blog hop and I hope you are all enjoying everyone's creative projects!  Must thank Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts for cheering us all on.  Also must thank Madame Samm for coming up with all these great hop's and finding such wonderful sponsors.  Here are the participants that are scheduled to share today.



 I chose two of the patterns provided for my projects.  First I chose the marvelous chair design from Debbie of Busy As Can Be.  
 I love the threads we were able to buy from Jane for these projects, as you can see I did go out and purchase a few more colors.
Precensia Thread
I started out using french knots in the design but found that the colonial knot worked best with this thread.   I did have to pick out a few french knots and replace with the colonial knots but it was not much of a set back.  As you can see I also got a lot of practice making lazy daisies.
I took pictures in the sunniest room in the house I could find.  It is still snowy and grey here in our neck of the woods.  Then I took a picture where the pillow will be staying in my cozy green chair in my studio.  I will admit, I was dreaming of a chair that is as cushy as the one I stitched looks.
I have been trying to decide whether to paint the arms and legs of this chair, if you have an opinion on that, it would be welcomed.

The second project I finished was one of Madame Samm's little tots.  I love this little girl and soon as I saw her, knew I would have to stitch her up.  Added some vintage buttons and made her into a dolly.
And next, her new spot until the grands come by and decide to rearrange all the dolly's.

I have used the pattern twice before that I stitched up the pillow from.  


This one usually sits in this chair in the sunny family room.


This next one I stitched up for my best friend's birthday present.

I would like to have a little give away to celebrate my very first blog hop and to also celebrate that tomorrow is my 4th blogaversary.   

I plan on picking up a new copy of this pattern for one of you, I know right where I can get one,  and will add some extras to sweeten up the gift.  

Just leave a comment, no need to follow unless you really want to.  And I will plan on having the drawing on April 1'st.  

Thanks for coming by and please visit all the other participants that are listed above for today's hop.  Blessings from our home in the woods!

Brenda

68 comments:

Truffle queen said...

I don't think you're late!? Love your work! The dolly is a delight! The pillow pattern frames your work perfectly! Thanks for sharing and thanks for he chance to win! Happy "blogversery"!!

Fiesta said...

Brenda, your work is so beautiful and precise. Makes me want to stitch.

Patty C. said...

Oh - You did a wonderful job - I'm glad you got your post working !! I love how you finished the pillows - I am new to sewing & quilting - I still have to finish my over stuffed chair ... Thank you for the inspiration :)

Great Giveaway :)

Pat said...

Love your pillow, very lovely stitching! Thanks for sharing.

Loralynn said...

I love your projects. The colors you chose for Nana's chair are so pretty and sweet. Lovely work!

Betty said...

I too had problems with the automatic post and got my post up late yesterday. I enjoyed seeing all of your lovely stitching. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

AnitaS said...

I love all you did. But I think the dolly is awesom.

Needled Mom said...

Your stitching is lovely! I love the pillow(s) and the dolls are sooooo cute. No wonder the grandchildren will love her.

Thearica said...

I so love that you made the wee tot in to a pillow! Clever and unique idea!

and I love those pillows! I would love to win that pattern! Thank you for the chance and happy blog'a'versary!

Mara said...

Oh goodie so glad I came back, what a great idea about the little tot dolly, she looks so hug-able.

Linda J said...

You were just in time for me but we are all in different time zones. I think that is the only reason they say midnight! No way would we want to miss the lovely items you have been stitching up. The dolls, too cute but look at all those neat pillows! Well done!

Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely giveaway pattern.

Carrie P. said...

I just love your green and pink chair. You pillow is so pretty. What a cute way to finish up the little girl. Happy Blogaversary!

Sharon said...

I just love what you have done with all the patterns...the doll, pillow and all. good job....you r not late just in time...

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Adorable!! I love how you finished your pillow and I have pinned it for inspiration for mine... the cute dolly looks great with her friends.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness. You are amazeing. Your stitchin is gorgeous.Happy 4th Blogoversary. Also thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. I love the doll collection. I had some dolls kinda like those growing up. I sure do wish I had them now...Just so feminine and girlie. Have a great Easter weekend. And thank you for shareing all of your projects with us.

Julia said...

What you did with the wee tot pattern was great! Never would have thought to make it into a dolly. Love all your projects and thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Your stitching is just beautiful on the chair and your doll is so cute...love them both! The other stitched up projects are lovely, too.

Debbie M said...

Oh my gosh! You did a great job! I love how you did the chair and the little girls is so sweet. Your stitches look perfect!

patchouli moon studio said...

I really love your pastel fabric with the chair. The bird and the others are equally as great too. Lovely work. Happy blog anniversary. I just had my 5th blog anniversary this month too.

Sandy said...

I Love your Chair Pillow and the Colors of Threads you used!! I also Love the Bird Pillow! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

apple blossom said...

love your pillows and would love to win the pattern thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda said...

Brenda, your projects are all beautiful! I especially love the chair! The colors are so sweet!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love all your work. The doll is just darling, what a fun idea. I especially love the chair pillow such soft and pretty colors. Thank you for sharing.

Abbigail said...

Looks like you enjoyed this blog a lot! Well done.
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Gill said...

Fabulous stitching!
My vote would be not to paint your chair - just leave it 'au naturel'!!
Thank you for sharing!

Madame Samm said...

ahhh the best for last...I am on my last sip....
soooo worth the wait....in fact you will have to check over there....love all of your stitching projects....

CaroleM said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well!! I love the pillow!!

krislovesfabric said...

You make me want to try the colonial knot...your green chair is a beauty!

Debbie Rogowski said...

if indeed you were late you made up for it by doing so many projects :) I love the first one the most, the way you used your threads to create pattern and depth in the design. And then to see that the fabrics matched the design or was that by design :D
Great display of a wonderful craft!!

Teresa said...

I love your pink and green pillow! It looks so sweet. I love your doll and your other pillows, too. You do an awesome job!

Kathy said...

Love your pillows and the doll is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

What a novel idea for the wee tot! She looks very comfortable among her friends. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

HI! Your work is so pretty!
Neat giveaway!
Thanks for sharing!

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slacker said...

all right, following this hop has really given me inspiration to get stitchin'! LOVE the dollies!

Jeanie said...

So glad you got your post up so that we could all look at your wonderful stitchery projects! Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

I really like your little girl. I,too, would love to have a comfy chair like the embroidery one on your pillow.

Britt-Inger said...

You have made so many wonderful things. And the wee tot is so cute.
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Kathy H said...

I love your pillow, the colors are so cheerful and ready for spring. Love the little doll too. I am a new follower.

Beverly said...

Your pillow is lovely. Excellent idea! I love your little girl as well. All of your stitching is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us. No worries about being late - every one is from time to time!

Pauline said...

This was worth waiting for! Thanks for showing your beautiful stitcheries! The doll is great!

Diann said...

I love the colors you used on the chair embroidery.

karen k said...

Was glad to have seen your work. Good job.

JudyCinNC said...

Really loved the colors you used for the pillow - wonderful stitching and thank you so much for sharing it with us. Judy CinNC

LadyV said...

I just love all of your beautiful creations...You did a fantastic job!

Vee

Kathy L said...

Love all your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lou said...

Pretty stitching!
It can be addictive:)

Robin said...

My goodness, all your pillows are so pretty! The chair stitching looks beautiful in those colors and the dolly fits right in with the others. Amazing job on all of them!

Janarama said...

All of your projects are beautiful. Perfect stitching. The Wee Tot stuffed doll is simply adorable and very creative.

Cathi said...

I love all your stitching! The pillow is beautiful! And the Wee Tot doll is brilliant!

Sewgirl said...

Such sweet embroideries, and I think the stuffy is darling. Nice work!

Bee Lady said...

Brenda,

I LOVE your stitcheries. That chair and dressform pillow is great. I love the colors you chose. ANd that little doll, adorable. Where did you get the pattern? You are so talented. I wish you lived closer..I never know what to do about painting furniture, so I can't help you there, but I'm getting ready to put a chair in our garage sale that you could have painted and refinished. We just have NO room for it.

Cindy Bee

lauraluvsloons said...

I was a first time participant too and was worried my blog post would work automatically. Glad you got your's posted - your projects were wonderful. I really like the chair pillow for your chair - perfect place for it.
If the chair legs are painted brown as it looks in the photos, then you can paint it to match one of the nice colors in the pillow. I wouldn't paint it if it's stained.

mrs. c said...

Dear friend, I adore your little dolly but that pillow is amazing!! i love the colors and your stitching is amazing!!! You will need to give me some ideas for baby things-just found out my niece and my best friend's daughter are pregnant! I know one is a girl,don't know about the other yet. I hope that you have a very blessed Easter and I am so sorry that you have been ill. Please get well soon!

Frances said...

What pretty colors you have chosen for your new pillow. And your doll is exquisite.

Frances said...

Glad you get the post to work.So many pretty projects. Love the color choices for the pillow. And your Wee Tot doll is exquisite.

sandra said...

Love all of your projects and the little Dolly is adorable this when I wish I had a granddaughter but alas two cute grandsons.

LJ said...

For not feeling well, you sure did a fab stitching job. That pillow is just adorable and in colors that I love.

Jenny said...

Great projects----I love the colors you used for the chair. So bright and spring-like!

Janet said...

If you are going to leave your ultra pretty pillow on that chair you are going to have to paint AND recover the chair to match the pillow... :) Love the colours you chose. I see a light pink on the wooden frame and a darker pink stripe fabric for the chair. The big chair, not the little one...

Theresa said...

Your pillows are pretty! Wee tot doll is cute! Love seeing the dress form stitched in pink.

lefuntz said...

All of your projects are great. I can't decide if the Wee Tot or the bird is my favorite.I hope you are on the mend!

S Walker said...

Love your bird pillow and your house block. I'm too old for dolls and have no granddaughters yet, but I'll keep the idea in mind. Great job.

swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

Martina said...

Oh what lovely stitches and your doll is absolutely sweet!

Cherise said...

Beautiful work! Your pillows are too die for! Thanks for sharing! :)

Catherine Love said...

Beautiful,beautiful work !
Makes me want to get out the needles and thread :) .
Thank you for sharing ...
Blessings,
Catherine

Sowing Stitches said...

My dear each of your projects are fabulous! :) Thanks for sharing! Beulah

Gwen said...

I LOVE the colors you used in your stitchery--pink and green look so pretty together! The finished pillow is just gorgeous! And how fun to have the dollies for your grandchildren! I really like the patterns you used for your pillows to showcase your embroideries--would you mind me asking where you got your patterns? Beautiful work!

susie said...

Your projects are perfect! Love that chair! lol You did a great job posting.
I have added you to my list in my reader BlogLovin and now I will be able to keep up with your projects! Woo Hoo!
Happy Stitching....Hugs,
susie