Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Stitching

Several days ago, I came across Bridgette Dadoux's blog,
where she graciously shares her embroidery designs for free.
I like quick, easy patterns and she offers just that.
Yesterday I finished her tea set design.
And today started two patterns in red.
 When using one thread color, I like to work the entire pattern up in one direction.
That way later on, I can finish it up by working in the other direction without having to concentrate.
 I washed up more of those brown jars I save,
so will be crocheting covers for them
and adding a tiny cross-stitch design to the top.
I think it gives the jar a more finished look.
Lastly, I would like to thank Kate from Granny Taught Me to Crochet for the recent blog award.
Kate lives in the UK where she blogs about her crochet projectsreasons to be cheerful and daily life in her little corner of the world.
Thank you, Kate!
I hope you will stop by and pay her a visit.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Little Treasures said...

Oh what lovely stitching you have here Tammy! Absolutely love the tea set. What are you going to do with it?
As for the crocheted jar covers.. well that is one great idea, especially the cross stitched top!!

val said...

terrific projects!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Lovely rose inside the heart and very smart for working half stitches and than blindly following and finishing fast! But that only goes with one color...
Congrats with your blog award!
About the way we dressed. Due to my study in fashion design, yes we often did dress in coordinating colors. We got quite a reputation for that worldwide! So maybe that was my fashion background showing up in our mushroom business?! You are a very keen observer; you rock.
Have a happy day girl, with love from a hot Georgia,

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your stitchy projects! :)

I am headed to the links you gave now, thanks :)

Blessings always :)

Mereknits said...

Tammy, beautiful stitching. What a lovely way to spend the day. I am packing for a swim meet trip to Atlanta and trying to get everything organized before I leave. Maybe I can sit and knit later,
Happy Weekend,

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful stitch projects, Tammy! How giving and generous of Bridgette to share her designs for free. Love the heart with the rose centre. Your jar jackets are always so lovely.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend ~ xo

~*~Patty S said...

you and your busy hands make the loveliest things dear Tammy!

stitching is something I am doing too of late

sending all good wishes your way

Mistea said...

The little coss stitches are perfect for decorating your jar lids. Love the pretty rose.
Enjoy stitching.

Mistea said...

The little coss stitches are perfect for decorating your jar lids. Love the pretty rose.
Enjoy stitching.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Loved seeing what you have worked, with the teaset and rose within the heart. That is such a great idea with working the pattern in one direction and then working back the other.
Have never thought of that, thanks for sharing.
How neat the jars are that you covered and worked.
Also enjoyed seeing all your collections of beautiful treasures, in the previous post, from your travels.

Enjoy the weekend

Susan said...

Adorable, Tammy. Especially love the little heart. Great job! Susan

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a great idea - first up and then down - and what cute patterns. Have a great weekend!

Monica said...

So, SO clever! I've never thought of that before! Thanks for sharing, love your small treasures!

Anne said...

Tammy good idea to do your stitching one way and finishing up without having to concentrate. I do the same thing. I love your jars. Looks like you been busy stitching too!

glor said...

Hello Tammy ... love the cross stitch designs, been thinking of doing a piece or two myself lately so thank you for the link. Will check that out next. Love both these designs. Have a great day sweet girl! Blessings.

Elna said...

What a lovely work you are doing and I think the cans are so cute.


Cozy Little House said...

You always seem to get so much done, along with your job and being a wife and mother. Love your energy.

vintage grey said...

Such pretty stitching Tammy! Love your jars, and the cross stitch is the perfect touch! xo Heather

Suz Pinner said...

Thanks Tammy, I will try to enjoy the week, can't wait to get stuck into the clear up next week though lol.
Love those red topped jars must look out for some like them
Hugs x

Rostrose said...

Dear Tammy, your embroideries look beautiful! And what a brilliant idea to decorate the jars with crochet and embroidery - that way they look really nice!
And I love your previous post, too. Your home looks so neat - and I really like your collections!
Have a happy new week!!! And thnk you for your sweet comment - I think it will become better now :o)
Warm hugs, Traude

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The rose in the heart is just so beautiful!! With the crosstitched top, the jars look perfect!! Like they were made that way from the start. congratulations on the blog award... you know you are one of my favorites. ;) blessings ~ tanna

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great work Tammy. They are very pretty for gifts. Anyone would love to receive one of those. I have done that but don't see as well these days. Blessings for this week.

Luna said...

Welcome ! and thanks for visiting.You have such a beautiful blog.Like your projects too.
Wishing you a wonderful week.


Claudia said...

Very pretty stitching! I like the idea of adorning your jars with stitching!


vicki said...

Tammy-- you honestly amaze me---- is there anything you can't do?? Your embroidery is lovely- how do you find the time to do so many varied and beautiful crafts? You are quite a master at stitches!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Cute tea set. You'll have to post what you do with it.
Love the little hearts on the jars as well as the crocheted covers.
I used to love cross stitch, but don't see well enough any more to count.
Congrats on the deserved it.
Have a great week.

Linda said...

You need to have an Etsy shop for all of your wonderful creations! I can't get over how much you produce with your handicrafts. Everything is always gorgeous.

No creating going on here in my east-central Illinois world. Instead, we spent the entire weekend pretty much goofing off. I'm looking forward to this quiet week, coming home from work in the afternoon to some "ME" time since Sarah doesn't return until the weekend.

Hope you enjoy a nice week as well,

Sam I Am...... said...

I love the embroidery! I tried to get to her website but it wouldn't load..I'll try to go directly there and see if I can find her. You're going "pro" with your jars and now lids to go with! Wow! You Go Girl!

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