Category Archives: Guest blogs

Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

Pamela has put together this little project which you might like to try using one my 2021 freebies. Cut a 4” x 6” piece of canvas. Fold in half with right sides together and crease. There is a ½” seam … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Contrasting Elements – Guest Blog by Pamela Cox

          Once again, Hazel is celebrating Graceful Embroidery’s Anniversary by giving us a wonderful new set of designs for free; collect the entire set by visiting the website each day of the celebration and download a new design!           In … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guest blog by Jean: My Jacobean Sampler Wall hanging

This was a project I set myself to help me try to overcome the loss of my daughter some twelve months ago. Knitting & sewing have been my hobbies for many years & for the last twelve months It has … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

A guest blog: A Table scarf by Pamela Cox

A “Perfect Storm” of inspiration hit me as I cleaned out some attic boxes.  In one, I found this large gauze-weight fabric sack probably used to store pads from an old dining room table.  It just begged to be made … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Guest blog: Lock down Up-cycle

I bought my first embroidery machine secondhand approximately 16 years ago but never really used the machine for embroidery.  I bought my current machine when I retired 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoy machine embroidery in my spare time. I currently … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Guest blog: Renaissance Fuchsia Tea Party

I began my project by combining, on my computer, selected designs from the Renaissance Fuchsia Collection  and a single scallop from the May free design from Graced in Petals for the tray cloth, tea cosy, napkin and heat pad to … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

My beloved Husband of 54 years passed away suddenly as lock down started and I was completely isolated from family and friends. As a means of coping I decided on the challenge of a quilt  – because of my fabric … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Guest blog: The challenges of wedding dress embroidery

A while back I was delighted to receive an email from a couple of ladies who were making a wedding dress and wanted to use designs from the Natalie’s wedding day collection. This was exactly what I had in mind … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Guest blog: Why I love the Graced in Petals collection

I invited Pamela Cox to tell us all why she loves the Graced in Petals collection so much. Although I’ve been known to email Hazel every time she releases a new collection to tell her that “This is my favorite!” … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guest blog: Field of Poppies scarf

Growing up in a military family, my father was very patriotic, deeply admired and respected.  Naturally I followed my father’s footsteps and served in the military.   While in the military I met my husband.  Now that we are retired, I … Continue reading

Posted in Discussing machine embroidery, Embroidery projects, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments