Another Bargello Heart

Last month I featured a bargello heart and today I am featuring another bargello heart!  BUT, this one shows a completely different combination of colours.  If you would like to review the previous bargello article, you will find it HERE. If you are new to my Hearts for Hospice series you can find all my…

Stitched Gift Tags

Last week I posted about card inserts so today I’m going to talk about stitched gift tags. Personally, I love the idea of a stitched gift tag.  I don’t give cards all that much anymore but I do add gift tags to all my gifts.  So, how about some stitched gift tags! This particular sample…

Small Cross Stitching

Small cross stitching – stitching small elements of a larger design! I’ve mentioned previously that I really like patterns that are designed using different separate elements.  You will find many of these in your local needlework shop or in online shops.  With a little research you will find some freebies online too.  This particular peacock…

Spiders

I have no doubt some of you cringe at the thought of spiders.  Today, let’s talk about spider embellishments in CQ. I knew I wanted to add a spider to this area and naturally a spider needs a web.  I’ve stitched webs before but I felt this section needed a little more pizzazz.  While the…

Frank's Rose

I have titled today’s post Frank’s Rose.  Why? Are you a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright? I am not going to provide a detailed history here but briefly Frank Lloyd Wright was considered the “father of American architecture”.  He believed in designing structures that he called organic architecture – in harmony with humanity and the…

Diamond Dreams

I have two Diamond Dreams to share today. Diamond Dreams is a pattern designed by Carolyn Mitchell.  Both samples measure 2 ½ inches stitched on 18 count canvas. Here are two examples of using elements of a larger design.  Remember, elements can be used to stitch smaller samples OR they can be re-arranged to create…