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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 machine embroidered heart card

I looked everywhere to purchase cards for my twin daughters fortieth birthdays but nothing was suitable so I set about creating machine embroidered ones. When I last made an embroidered card I used a blank card without an opening with success so I decided to do this again, but it went wrong so I had… Continue reading A machine embroidered heart card

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Embroidered birthday card with texture

The challenge I set myself this year for my sister's birthday card was to create a textured  coat with an astrakhan type collar on one of Kate Greenaway's little children. New features in my embroidery software have allowed me to do this and it has been fun to see what I could create, using several… Continue reading Embroidered birthday card with texture

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This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card

Those of  you who follow my blog know that every Christmas I make a very special machine embroidered card for my sister from one of my designs. Last week I made this years one for her and thought I should show the stages of its construction. Back in the summer I released my collection for… Continue reading This year’s machine embroidered Christmas card

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs

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 has taken me a long time to finally digitise one of these beautiful flowers, the phalaenopsis orchid. Earlier this year I tested… Continue reading embroidering applique orchids

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time for another embroidered Christmas card

Each year I make it my aim to embroider a very special Christmas card for my sister. This year I was inspired by some wrapping paper. It wasn't necessarily the design but the colour scheme that caught my eye. Something less traditional in grey, sage and bronze, with an element of metallic threads. I decided… Continue reading time for another embroidered Christmas card

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another Christmas card for my sister!

Its that time of year again when the days, hours and minutes fly by all too quickly and my Christmas embroidered card for my sister must be designed and finished to catch the last post. As so often happens when I have a deadline, the design refuses to work, no matter how much I rearrange the… Continue reading another Christmas card for my sister!