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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop

Today, Good Friday, is my day in the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop.  Many thanks to Madame Samm, Jane, Debbie and Cyndi for organizing, designing patterns and cheering us along Smile

Schedule for Stitch me up

I received the fabulous package of patterns from Madame Samm and then I waited for my lovely Presencia thread to arrive.  While I waited I worked on this project for the Mystery Muse swap I was participating in.  My musee’s word was “excited”.

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This is water colour pencil and fine Sharpie pen on water colour paper.  Cyndi’s designs were perfect for filling in the background.

Then I waited some more and still no thread.  In the meantime, I did receive a concussion.  Too bad it didn’t come by Canada Post…. it wouldn’t be here yet…

I decided I had better start stitching something.  I loved Debbie’s chair design, but figured it might be a bit too complex for me with my addled head.  I chose to make Cyndi’s lovely flower design. 

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I used stem stitch, back stitch, French knots, applique and double chain stitch on linen for this piece.  It is going to be a table mat.

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In two weeks I only finished one end of the flower design.  I’m sure glad I didn’t start the chair.  I am thinking of not doing a flower for the other end, but instead doing a design around the outside edge of the mat.  I have cut it in the same shape as Cyndi’s pattern, but it is bigger than a mug rug.

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If anyone has any suggestions for finishing the embroidery on this in a simple way, I would welcome your ideas.  It is a present and needs to be completed soon.  

Sadly, the thread never did arrive. Canada Post is sooo not my friend these days.  Even if they didn’t deliver my concussion. 

Thanks to everyone for a really fun blog hop!

Please be sure to visit the other stops on today’s hop.

FRIDAY MARCH 29th

Patricia @That Other Blog

Blessings From Our Nest

Liberty Threads

Caribou Crossing Chronicles of Quilts, the Weather and other Fun Stuff YOU ARE HERE Winking smile

Creatin' in the Sticks

Melinda Quilts Etc

Ga's House

Dachsies with Moxie

Hill Valley Quilter

Quilt n Queen

Madame Samm

Janet

69 comments:

  1. lovely embroidery, it will make a very nice runner.
    Maybe that concussion should have been marked 'return to sender' hope you are feeling better.

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  2. Your stitchery is very pretty! Thank you for sharing and hope you are feeling better soon.

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  3. Beautiful stitching. I really hope you feel much better.

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  4. Lovely stitchery, not so good concussion. For the edges, not continuous, but with some spaces, maybe something like a wavy stem, with the swirly fronds, in a variegated green, it would finish off to match the lovely one already you have done.Take care, Canada Post will happen to do what they should very soon I hope. Cheers from Jean

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  5. Beautiful stitchery. I will look forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.

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  6. Your stitchery is very beautiful. Succes with finising it.

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  7. Lovely stitchery.
    Have a great day.
    Frederika

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  8. Very pretty flowers. I know your thread will arrive...soon I hope.

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  9. Your stitching is beautiful. Hope you are healing. When the thread finally arrives it will be like a surprise gift.

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  10. I love the colours you have used. Hopefully, your threads will eventually arrived.

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  11. Lovely stitches! It looks great on this background!

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  12. Your flowers are very pretty. And I hope your threads will soon arrive. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Your stitching is beautiful, just lovely. This flower design is so sweet. I hope you are better very soon!

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  14. Don't you hate that when you have to wait for something to arrive in order to finish what you really want to do at the moment. Your stitches are lovely and if I think of anything I will post a note to you...have a fun day.

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  15. What a nice start! You stitch work is lovely, the chice of green is Shouting...here comes Spring! Looking forward to your post when you share the Grand finish!!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Happy Easter! Beulah

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  16. I've had difficulty with the post in the past! Nice start to your piece.

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  17. ahhhh your runner looks perfect ....what a nice addition to our hop you have been

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  18. Your work looks wonderful Janet and too bad your threads did not arrive , I know what a pain Canada Post can be . Take care Janet :-)Happy Easter

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  19. I hope you are better now after that concussion. Some times life matters just plain get in the way of our plans but it looks like you have a good start on your table topper. Thank you for sharing what it looks like so far.

    Maybe the postal inspector has your threads? If so, then they better be stitching you up something pretty!

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  20. Oh, too bad about your thread. Great flower though.

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  21. This is going to be beautiful--lovely work. I'm hoping you feel better and receive that thread soon! I don't know that it needs anything else--simple can be exquisite.

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  22. So sorry for your concussion and non-delivered package. How frustrating! You did a wonderful job on the embroidery that you did do, though! Maybe you can quilt in the design at the other end, kind of like a ghost image, and fill in with quilting?

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  23. The flower looks so pretty. Too bad it has to be finished so quickly as it would be lovely to have one on the other side too.

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  24. Your runner is going to be gorgeous when finished..

    I have a website and when I ship to Canada from NC, the packages always go to Florida first before heading North to Canada... I have no idea why... this time delays packages for canadians a lot.. They need to rethink that.

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  25. Your flower is beautiful and looks so nice on the linen. I recently had a package not arrive only to find the neighbor had it. Sometimes it's amazing to think how much mail we DO receive in that huge mail delivery system. Sorry about your concussion, but it's good you're on the mend. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  26. How about a green corner. With a couple spirals. (basically follow the corner in green and add a spiral to each end. it would be a straight line if it wasn't a corner)

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  27. I think it's a beauty as is...sorry for your woes!

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  28. You managed to create a couple of really lovely projects even though your thread didn't arrive.:0(

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  29. Your flower is lovely! Sorry about the concussion and the thread that didn't come. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Cute! I would finish by stitching another piece of fabric right sides together on top and leave an opening for turning. Then machine stitch all around the edges to make a finished look:)
    Sorry about your head and the mail is pretty bad here too!!!

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  31. So pretty! No ideas how to finish, as I'm not an embroiderer at heart, but I'm sure you'll come up with something fantastic!

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  32. I agree with Lou, I think it is a pretty piece. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  33. I like it just as is, so very pretty! Feel better soon and thank you for posting.

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  34. Love your work just as it is. Your stitching is excellent. Sorry about the concussion. Hope you're feeling better!

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  35. I love your colour choices! Your stitching looks great! Maybe on the opposite corner you could have some green swirly vines with purple flower buds embroidered on them.

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  36. Your stitching is beautiful! You could layer it with wool felt and do a contrasting running stitch around the edge? Simple, easy and pretty?

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  37. Just beautiful stitching. glad you are feeling better after your concussion and hope your thread arrives one of these days.

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  38. GLAD YOU ARE BETTER!
    WHY NOT BLANKET STITCH THE EDGE?
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  39. Your stitches look perfect! You did a great job..

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  40. Love both of the pieces you've posted. So sorry about your head and thread.

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  41. Beautiful stitching - thank you for sharing!
    I hope your head is better now!!

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  42. Love your beautiful stitching. Thanks for sharing and hoping that you're feeling better!

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  43. Great stitching even with an achy head, hope you feel better soon.

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  44. What you've done so far is lovely. :)

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  45. I love your design!
    The flower looks great, what if you mirror the design and stitch it again along the border, is that an idea?
    I hope your head will recover soon, and that you will be a happy quilter again soon!

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  46. Hope you're feeling better. Your stitching is beautiful...great projects! Hope your thread arrives soon.

    Vee

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  47. Oh no, so sorry about your head! Hope you feel yourself again soon! Love your stitching and the little worm, oh so cute!

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  48. Hope you are better very soon! Your flower is already looking great....love the purple!

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  49. Your stitching is wonderful! I like the idea of the blanket stitching to finish it off.
    Hope you feel better soon and that Canada Storage aka Canada Post delivers the threads soon!

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  50. Typical Canada Post you can't ever count on them, they will probably come now. Sorry about your head, what you have done is beautiful.

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  51. Love the flower, and the fabric that you used.

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  52. Beautifully stitched Janet. I would finish it with just the one flower. Sometimes simplicity is best. I luv the linen look. I hear you about deliveries to Canada. I have shipped lots to Canada and I can say without a doubt that a number of my mailings have never arrived. I can't imagine where they end up. Thanks for sharing, hope you are feeling better. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  53. Your flower turned out so well - no thanks to Canadian Post!! I love that you cut the edge of the mat to match the design - perfect.

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  54. lovely work----your stitches are so pretty!

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  55. This is going to be a beautiful table topper when completed. I love the flower and your stitching is fabulous.

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  56. Hope that you are feeling better soon- take care of yourself and get lots of rest.
    I love the sundogs in your profile picture at the top of your blog- The sky is indeed beautiful. Your embroidery is turning out lovely - Hope that Canada Post comes through with the thread soon-
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  57. Sorry I'm no help with ideas but I like what you've done so far. As soon as you finish it your thread will arrive. Murphy's Law.

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  58. So sorry you never got your threads--what a bummer! But you did a lovely job! What were the stitches you used in yellow around the button? I love how they look! Love your colors too!

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  59. Glad you are on the mend.
    You really have pretty stitching. I too would like to know what the name of the stitch you used around the button. I would love to try it.
    Perhaps the opposite side could just have the flower or just a part of the swirl to accent the side you finished.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Your stitching is beautiful... I'd just add another flower and then maybe a running stitch around the edge or in between the flower.

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  61. You stitching is beautifull! Well done!

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  62. Your embroidery is wonderful!

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  63. your embroidery is beautiful... that is a beautiful piece

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  64. So beautiful Janet! blessings, marlene

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