Hi, everyone! I’m finally getting caught up. We’ve had graduations and weddings (I made the cake and flowers for one), and we’ve had horrendous weather here in MN, which still hasn’t completely left us. So, this summer hasn’t quite been an easy going summer with lots of time on my hands to stitch.
But, I do want to let everyone know that I’ll be offering free designs for your personal use on the BDEIG Online Chapter that I’m, also, the “list mom” for. You can access this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BDEIG_Online_Chapter/ It’s a fun group….we have over 100 members now, so there is lots of interaction. It’s a great place to go to have your questions about Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery answered and to share projects that you’ve stitched. We have discussions about tools used to do this needlecraft and the best ways to accomplish things. But, best of all, it’s nice to have other people that enjoy doing the same thing you enjoy doing around to cheer on your efforts. Right now, we have a challenge going involving stitching small motifs such as these:
This is a small motif that I designed to add to a denim shirt. The design has “Joan’s roses and alternating satin stitch “rose” leaves.
Another design that is available to stitch is a little cast-on bullion Black-eyed Susan design. Both of these designs would be great for adding to crazy quilts.
It’s easy to join in the fun. Just send a request to join the group and I will make sure you are approved right away. You do need to have a Yahoo account, but that is free and easy to get, so why not hop over there and join us? I think you will enjoy it.
Here is the latest design that I’ve posted to the online group with the pattern and the directions to make all of the stitches. This one involves adding beads to your stitching as part of the process. The little caterpillar has been a popular addition, so I’ll probably have to come up with more critters in the designs I come up with along the way. This one would be great for using in crazy quilting or as an addition on clothing.
I will be adding a new motif to stitch each month on the online group. I may just have to come up with some that coordinate with this last one, to make a little wall hanging! Hmmmm……Now, that would be a nice little project!
I hope to see you join us there!