Monday, 15 June 2015

Monday Stitchery Link Up

Today it is time for the tenth stitchery link up over at Super Mom - No Cape!  For my project today, I thought  I would share with you an embroidery project that I drew and then stitched when I was fairly new to the blogging world in 2013. I first posted about it here.


It is a cute little garden scene which I really loved stitching as I tried to include areas for lots of different embroidery stitches.  The design includes lazy daisy flowers, back stitch, running stitch, french knots, blanket stitch, cross stitch and a couple of others.



When I had finished the embroidery I framed it using a hoop but in order to add some extra interest to the hoop I covered the wood by wrapping it with some variegated thread.  I really liked the effect.



I sent it to a friend as a gift and, it  still remains one of my favourite little embroidered pictures.

If you would like to stitch your own version of this pattern you can download my sketch here.

28 comments:

  1. Pretty design Christine, always like your stitching.

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  2. You are soooo talented! Love the pretty stitches.I want to try wrapping an embroidery hoop - it makes it look so much more interesting. Sketching is not my forte, so I admire anyone that can translate scenes to paper. Thanks for the free pattern!

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    1. Thank you Linda.... it was my first attempt at trying to link a pdf file to my blog, so I hope it turns out okay! I enjoy decorating the hoops... it seems to make the whole thing seem more finished! :) x

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  3. I love that embroidery project. I really like your hoop treatment. I would never have thought of that and it really adds a special touch. So pretty.

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    1. Thank you Cathie! It is not difficult to do and I think it does add to the overall project! Thank you for visiting and have a lovely week! :) x

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  4. What a lovely little embroidery, great design!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! So glad you liked it! :) x

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  5. What a darling design you sketched and embroidered. I love the way you dressed up the hoop. Entirely too cute!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love adding the extra touches to the hoop... somehow finishes the project off nicely! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  6. Such a lovely design , I always like your stitcheries! xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! This one is one of my favourite embroideries! Hope you are having a good week! :) x

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  7. Your hoop is gorgeous, Christine. It is such a pretty stitchery. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I am so pleased that you like it! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  8. That's a lovely little design - it could lend itself to use on a crazy quilt project quite easily.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I may have to give it a try on a crazy quilt block! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  9. That is a lovely little stitchery! Are those hollyhocks? And done with a blanket stitch? Thank you for the pattern too. I think it would make a nice pattern for the inside of one of Jenny's sewing caddies.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they are hollyhocks. I stitched them used a blanket stitch wheel with a french knot in the centre. Glad you like the pattern! :) x

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  10. So cute--love the little hollyhocks!

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    1. Thank you Karen.... they were fun to stitch! :) x

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  11. I love your little stitchery and how you have wrapped the hoop with yarn. I have never thought about doing that but I am going to try it the next time I have something to frame..great idea.

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I love the extra texture that the wrapped hoop gives to the project.... it is fun to do as well! :) x

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  12. A woman after my own heart. I LOVE your little embroidery. Its so pretty. Well done. Clever girl. xx

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I really enjoyed sketching and stitching it! :) x

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  13. Beautiful Stitchery and I love how you framed it , really interesting .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It was fun to make! :) x

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  14. What a gorgeous little garden scene. And I love the added touch of the floss wrapped hoop you used to frame it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party again and for linking back. Aloha hugs!

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    1. Thank you Sue! I am really enjoying finding little embroideries to link up with... it is fun to look back at things.... you forget! :) x

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