We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

~ Walt Disney


27 March 2013

'Stitch Me Up' Blog Hop: My Turn!

I'm very excited to showcase my first embroidery in a super long time! I signed up for the 'Stitch me up' blog hop, another first, and I have to say I really enjoyed trying out the different stitching techniques. Instead of sewing the roses on the sofa, I added 3D tatted roses to it.

Thanks, Mdm Samm for organising a wonderful blog hop, and Jane for being the cheerleader!
I chose this delightful pattern by Debbie Martinez!


I made it into a dust cover for my yarn basket, and I love it!


Sewing the binding for this dust cover is, well, another first for me. I did quilt lessons and have almost, yes almost, completed one baby blanket, minus the binding that is. So this is really my first attempt.

The other participants showcasing their work today are:


Do visit the awesome and interesting blogs in the list. I'm having so much fun blog-hopping. 

60 comments:

  1. Is there no end to your talents Val?! The embrodiery and tatting go well together, great work.

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  2. Love your chair with the tatted roses, beautiful! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  3. Great job with embroidery and the tatted roses!

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  4. Beautiful and I love that you can see it at all times....

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  5. Beautiful project & a unique finish- love it!

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  6. Looks like it's time to pull out the baby quilt and add the binding! :) You did a fine job with the binding...you should have seen my first attempt. Now that you have bound your first...the rest will be a piece of cake! :) Thanks for sharing, Beulah

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  7. Your stitchery is just lovely Val. You've done a great job with your binding too.

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  8. Its looking fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  9. What a great idea to cover your basket. And I love your little stitchery piece. The buttons are so cute!

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  10. What a pretty little quilt you made of it.

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  11. Your basket cover is so beautiful and a great idea to cover the yarn balls. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  12. love the flowers on the chair, great work

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  13. What a clever idea to use for a dust cover. Came out great.

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  14. Great job ! Maybe you'll win the basket "sew" you'll have a place with a lid to put your thread. Wouldn't that be AWESOME !

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  15. Great stitching!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for participating, Val. Your cover is wonderful and I love the tatted flowers on the comfy chair!

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  17. Absolutely sweet! Great idea to make a dust cover for your sewing basket. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. How pretty! A basket cover is a great idea!!!

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  19. Very pretty - love the embellishments.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  20. I love your additions to the comfy chair - your stitching is so beautiful!

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  21. Your little flowers are beautiful, as is the rest of the piece...thanks for sharing! :O)

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  22. Very pretty. I haven't finished my chair yet...need to add the flowers. I think now that I've seen yours, I may try tatting. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love your chair, but do I need to kiss it under the mistletoe?? :) I like your tatting.

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  24. Great job on your project! I am a new follower. I've never tatted, but it is never too late to find out how!

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  25. Oh Val, It is just beautiful! I love your work. What a great idea to make a dust cover. I may have to borrow that idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Pretty idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Your embroidery work is so pretty!

    Susie

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  28. I love those tatted roses with the chair! Beautiful!

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  29. Congratulations on your project. It is very pretty. And you have definitely mastered binding. Thanks for shareing your project with us.

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  30. What a great idea! I love that chair and what you did with it!

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  31. What a clever use! You did a lovely job on it!

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  32. What an ingenious idea and your work is lovely.

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  33. Good job for your first full finish. Thanks for sharing it. vickise at gmail dot com

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  34. What a great idea for your sewing box! Great work and very well done!

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  35. Very nice stitching! These smaller projects are a great way to gear up for larger quilts. Thaks for sharing!

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  36. Your chair is lovely and I like the idea for a basket cover. I should make something like that to keep my cat from trying to have a go at my yarn! :)
    Your binding looks great!

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  37. Your cover is very nice and so unique. I could use one of those. It`s great!

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  38. Such a clever idea! I love those roses too.

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  39. What a cute little project. The tatted roses are lovely - I love tatting!

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  40. Now that is a neat idea. Your work is beautiful

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  41. Thank you for stopping by. Appreciate your lovely comments! You made my day! :)

    Val

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  42. Such sweet roses all over your chair. And a great idea for a yarn basket cover!

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  43. oh my gosh GF!!! That is AWESOME!!!! You really did a super job on that! LOVE those roses!!!!! WoW!!!!

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  44. Your chair is beautifully stitched and your binding looks great!

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  45. Aw, your chair looks fantastic!

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  46. lovely cover---I like the addition of the buttons on the arms!

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  47. I would love to learn how to tat! What an innovative idea! And your cover binding looks just great!

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  48. Your stitches look very nice! It looks like you learned your binding lesson well!

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  49. Val, that is beautiful and awesome!!!! I love the design, and your little tatted roses are a perfect touch! Woweee, super cute! How fun that you have been taking sewing lessons. Thinking about your adorable little plushies, you were always a great sewer. :) And tatted Tod is super duper CUTE! Hehehehehe, your talent blows my mind.

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  50. Missed thus...adorable! You are talented on many fronts! Very impressive stitching!
    Fox. : )

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