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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Last one (at least for now!)

This is the last of the little seam treatments I have for you at present - perhaps later on I'll do a few more if you'd like me to.

This one is relatively simple and really doesn't need waste canvas as a base unless you choose to.
It began as gold metallic chevron stitches (red in diagram) with embroidery floss straight crossed stitches (blue in diagram) and a further straight stitch using blue metallic thread (green in diagram).

Should you want further information on the creation of the basic stitches I advise checking out the most excellent tutorials available from both Mary Corbet and Sharon Boggon.  There aren't too many stitches that these ladies haven't created great tutorials for.  If you would like to have a book by your side as you work, I can also recommend Judith Baker Montano's 'Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool' published by C& T Publishing.  Of course there are other books and other sites with great information, but these are the ones I go to time and time again.

In the next few days I will begin another little series that I hope you'll have fun with.

For some reason there's been an outpouring of all things 'Pokemon' around and about the internet lately.  Not my cuppa cawfee, but for those of you who might be interested, have a peek at the list of free crochet patterns HERE

I don't know about you but I am forever gunking up my iron and wondering how on earth I can clean it.  Well, there are some great ideas HERE!

Kathy Shaw has opened registrations for her online (and FREE!!) beginners crazy quilting class and you can read about it HERE, but you'd best hurry because she's only accepting sign ups until midnight tomorrow!  It's a great class so if you've been wanting to learn to crazy quilt, you might want to sign up.

And, for just plain eye candy, have a peek HERE.  

Today your quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt...."Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world"


  1. Another gorgeous seam and so many wonderful links. As for the Pokemon - a gaming app "Pokemon Go" (I think it is) was released for smart phones. It is kind of crazy how popular it is and kind of scary how into a few drivers seem to be. Wishing you a fantastic day!

  2. Beautiful stitching, my dear and your header is so stunning!

  3. That Eleanor sure said a lot of good things didn't she?

  4. i signed up for Kathy Shaw's free class. i need a refresher as i haven't done crazy quilting in years and i love all the seam treatments you post i'm gathering all my supplies and am about ready to begin.

  5. Another great seam treatment. They have been going crazy with Pokémon Go here too.

  6. Lovely to catch up with you MA.
    First of all your SUMMER blog header is stunning WOW!
    Thank you for the great quotes all along the way.
    Your seam treatments are little works of art...
    each one so pretty.
    Happy Weekend to you.
    We are feeling like 100+F - 38C here in Virginia with the heat and humidity.
    Hot time in the ole towne...

  7. More lace beauty!! Lovely.
    Great quote, friendship with yourself is so important, yet I've heard people scoff at it.
    If you can't forgive yourself, how can you forgive anyone else?

  8. Love both the 2nd last and last designs you've shared with us. I hope you Do share more when you have time.

  9. I love how you bring the drawing to life by showing us the embroidered seam Mary Anne...

  10. Beautiful! And I'm still connected!!! YAH!


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