Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet and Greet Stitchers From Around The World

Welcome Spring!!!

I'm thrilled to be able to join all these talented people for this Spring meet and greet. To be included on this list is quite humbling. I'm excited too, to see all the wonderful projects that everyone has been working on over time.

Let me introduce myself: I'm Lydia!

I enjoy all types of stitching: hand embroidery, cross stitch, and applique. I also enjoy making miniature quilts and I crochet. But by far, my favorite is hand embroidery. A couple of years ago I discovered some amazing designers on the internet and they made me think about embroidery in an entirely new way. It was like a light bulb went off; literally there was a cartoon light bulb over my head one day. It just appeared. LOL

It was so very hard trying to decide what projects I wanted to share with you. So here are 5 of my favorite projects. I hope you enjoy them.

Project #1

The pattern above, I  found on the internet, it was on the blog "New Embroidery with Vintage Designs" here. It's entitled "Too Funny". The blog "Feelin; Stitchy" featured my version on their blog here.

Project #2:

One of my favorite TV shows use to "House" and when I saw this on "Lots of Neat Stuff" I knew I had to make a version of it for myself. So I downloaded a photo of the House character from off the official House website and made my own version. Check out Cristy's blog and her version here

Project #3: 

I found this pattern on the internet, as well, unfortunately, I was never able to find my way back to it to grab the link or let the designer know about my work. If anyone is familiar with this particular blog or this stitchers work, I'd love the link. I just think this is the cutest idea ever.

Project #4:

This embroidery at the center of this design was a BOM one year on the "Little Miss Shabby" blog, entitled "Birdy Stitches here. I have all the patterns but still have yet to make the full quilt with all 12 blocks. But I did make this block. I believe it is the April block. I just loved the tree. One day I was driving past a church and on the sign out front was this quote: "Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come". And suddenly this small quilt came to life.

Project #5:

And last but not least, here is an original design the I made for a challenge for The Silver Needles Quilt Guild that I belonged to at the time. I used embroidery and lots of different embellishments. The fabric that the masks are made from was the challenge fabric and it had to be incorporated somehow into the design. I didn't win any prizes at the quilt guild unveiling. (Once I'd seen everything that the rest of the guild had made, I felt like an amateur. All those extremely talented ladies ahd far surpassed my talents.) But I did enter it in the Tri Rivers Fair later that year and won first place for my division. I could hardly believe it that night when I went in after the judges had made their decisions in the morning. I went in at a time when there was literally no one in the building except for the tour guides, just in case the disappointment was to much to bear. Instead, the shock and waves of joy were almost to much to bear. My world . . .LOL

I hope you've enjoyed this walk through some of my favorite projects. Be sure and check out all of the other blogs and projects. I know I can't wait to see everyone's big reveal.

Here they are....

Let's Greet and Meet the following beautiful Stitchers.

cross stitcher

Elizabeth @ecoughlindesigns
applique and red work
applique embroidery

Judy at frimart 
cross stitcher and applique

Linda @ buzzingandbumbling

Neinke At debordurrvrouw
cross stitcher

cross stitch

Jill @ appleavenuequilts
cross stitch and applique

Jane @ Jane's Quilting 

cross stitch with decorative seams

Marlene @ stitchinbythelake
wool applique and cross stitch

Daria @ zinaidaanshe
cross stitch

Jane @grandmamastories
cross stitch

Mary @needledmom
Cross Stitch and embroidery


cross stitch

Kathy @kathyquilts

/Jill @ appleavenuequilts
applique and cross stitch

stitching noni @ firefliescatsinthegarden
cross stitch



Thearica said...

Your stitcheries are so sweet! Love thee House stitchery. We watched the show for a while but now have other favorites.

Mdm Samm said...

all bring smiles along with your stitching choices

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Interesting projects. Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Popping in from the hop to pay you a visit. I see you're a fan of 'House' too - how I miss that show and his character!

Judy B said...

Oh my, your mask is beautiful! Thank you for doing the Meet and Greet.

Stitching Noni said...

Lydia, lovely to meet you :o)
I love your masks!
Hugs xx

maria demina said...

I like that tiny hoop-art project with moustache and monocle ♥ makes me smile =D

Sherry said...

So many wonderful projects. I loved the House TV show also, this project makes me smile. It was so nice to meet you and I will be back again soon.

Theresa said...

Your projects are fun and whimsical!