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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 addiction and living in a small country town, I had everything I needed. I also… Continue reading Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

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Getting back to embroidery during the pandemic

It seems that many machine embroidery enthusiasts are prone to taking a break from embroidery for a time and require some inspiration to plug in their machines, hoop up some fabric and get embroidering again. Maybe this is the result of a series of failures and disappointments, an illness or the loss of a loved… Continue reading Getting back to embroidery during the pandemic

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A re-blog: embroidering applique orchids

I have two all time favourite flowers, orchids are grown inside my home and fuchsias grow outside in my garden and many of the tender ones are over wintered in my greenhouse. ¬†It took me a long time to finally digitize one of these beautiful flowers, the phalaenopsis orchid. I tested out the orchids by… Continue reading A re-blog: embroidering applique orchids

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A re-blog: Celtic Claddagh with applique ivy leaves

Adding some dimension to embroidery can be a challenge but I have tried to make it as easy as possible with the designs which have this option. A little practice may be advisable to perfect the technique, but when you master adding pre-embroidered appliques to your projects, it opens up lots more choices and you… Continue reading A re-blog: Celtic Claddagh with applique ivy leaves

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A re-blog:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes

There are countless¬†possibilities with the 32 designs in Georgiana mini for 40mm x 40mm hoops. Most of the elements from the Georgiana collection are here, so if you look at the larger designs you will get an idea of how they can be combined. As with all my recent designs you get the designs with… Continue reading A re-blog:combining the Georgiana mini designs for dolls and tiny baby clothes

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A re-blog: the anatomy of an applique embroidery design!

The Almond Silk Paisley collection has been great fun to create. I would like to take you through the embroidering process of one of the designs from the next set to be released from this beautiful collection which is proving to be very popular. GFE-ALP-3-17 I have chosen this design because it is one of… Continue reading A re-blog: the anatomy of an applique embroidery design!

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A re-blog: the glory of white work embroidery

Five years ago I went to a Royal School of Needlework White Work exhibition in London, at Hampton Court Palace with my dear friend Pamela Cox. It was an incredible day out especially as we discovered that two friends from USA were going too. Just visiting Hampton Court Palace itself is a thrilling experience as… Continue reading A re-blog: the glory of white work embroidery

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A re-blog: perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt

Graceful Embroidery has a good selection of crazy quilt blocks each with different themes. Not all of them are square though. As well as 2 stockings, 2 Dresden shaped ones there is a Christmas tree and two vintage oblong crazy quilts. This is my Romantic crazy quilt 7 with a vintage sewing theme. May I… Continue reading A re-blog: perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt

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A re-blog: Embroidering a Wreath

There is nothing more delightful than a perfectly embroidered wreath in the centre of a table with an ornament or vase standing in the middle, but many of us may find the prospect rather daunting unless it is embroidered out in one hooping. In preparing the Anastasia's Spring I thought a lovely wreath featuring the… Continue reading A re-blog: Embroidering a Wreath

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A re-blog: embroidering in silk thread

I feel in love with silk along time ago when I worked in a fabric shop and it is my favourite fabric partly because it is so versatile and also because it comes in the most wonderful shades. Unlike other fabrics which may be ¬†available in a couple of shades of one colour silk dupion… Continue reading A re-blog: embroidering in silk thread