Season’s Greetings Altered Hoop

Dec 16, 2013

I decided to make a fancy holiday altered hoop with this little embroidered piece I stitched using two new stamp sets by Pink Persimmon, Christmas House & Holiday Hello. I find great joy in hand stitching a bit each night. It’s a great way for me to relax as I’m usually wound up tighter than an eight day clock. This sweet holiday decor piece can either hang or sit on an easel to add a little holiday cheer to any spot. The wooden hoop measures approximately 4″ in diameter. I used Maya Road Rhinestone Trim, Fabric Tape, and Satin, Mini Gingham and Tulle Trims to alter the side and back edge of the hoop. A White Snowflake Transparency adorned with a vintage earring and a clear glass button accents the front. I hope this...

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Hand Stitching

Aug 28, 2012

Most of you have heard about my “Traveling Apron” created by my aunt out of a feed sack that was my grandmother’s and a dress that was my great great aunt’s. While in West Virginia, I started a little sampler to keep in the pocket with all the states I’ve been to with my apron. This is something really fun to do while sitting in the car, waiting in the airport or on the plane. I plan on stitching pearls in between each state and adding small pieces of vintage trims here and there as well as doing a few decorative type stitches. If you are interested in hand stitching your own sampler and want to learn more embroidery stitches I discovered Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials on Pinterest and I LOVE everyone of her tutorials....

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