Thursday, April 26, 2007


Miss Louise


Allow me to introduce you to Miss Louise! Isn't she sweet? I've been wanting to do some embroidery but it's been a very long time since I've actually done regular embroidery (I was a x-stitcher for years). I decided to order two simple redwork patterns by Red Brolly, Bronwyn Hayes so I could just practice. Last night while watching the baseball game I started stitching and I can't begin to tell you how much fun I was having. I was doing a regular backstitch and some of my stitches are irregular but I'm that's OK. Now, my plans are to finish Miss Louise and her companion and then trace a few more designs. My mind is racing with plans and ideas!

25 comments:

Nadine said...

Oooooh, Darlene, Miss Louise is so cute ! And you did a GREAT job ! I bet you're going to make some wonderful treasures, again ! Stitching is so relaxing... and addictive too ! When I'm stitching, I could almost forget about quilting (almost!LOL))... As time goes by, I feel I'm taking the road to stitchery quilts... which is both pleasures reunion !
Biiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE

ps : I survived my Thursday, and.... tomorrow is Friday !!!

Carole said...

Oh, what a cute block! I love chickens! Perhaps my next project ought to me a chicken quilt!Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Hey...I'm working on the same patterns but I'm doing Libby at the moment. How will you finish them? Any ideas? I don't know what I will make them into when finished.

OnPinsandNeedles said...

OH how CUTE!!! Are you going to make them into a quilt or wall hanging? You are doing a GREAT job! Have fun with it can't wait to see the next one.

Kim said...

That's a really cute pattern! Like you, I haven't done any embroidery for quite awhile, but I picked up a cherry pattern yesterday--I'd like to do something with it, but I'm not sure exactly what I'll do yet. I'm thinking cherries for the kitchen. Hummm.

Suze said...

She is so perky....... Good needlework too.......

I enjoyed working with you this morning. I finally got the pick up my table topper you shared the pattern for. As I worked, there you were sitting with me. It is going to look great on my table.

Libby said...

She is darling - embroidery is very dear to me . . . my first hand craft that I learned from Grandma *s*
What did you use to transfer your pattern? I always seem to make a mess with that step. . . but that's me, a little clumsy and a little messy *s*

Kim said...

Me again! My Yahoo seems to not like your AOL, so my e-mails to you come back (although I've gotten yours to me). Can you tell me where you got your pattern (assuming it's in the US)? I'm only coming up with Australian sources. Thanks!

Linda said...

Oh yes, she is so cute. Aren't Bronwyn's designs fun to stitch? What type of fabric did you stitch her on? I still have 6 or so blocks to do before I can finish my flowerbed (Bronwyn's design)quilt top.

Anne Heidi said...

What a cute stitcery! I love the hens. Stitchery is definetly addictive, I just started this year, and I love these small projects I can work on wherever I am. It will be fun to see the next one too...

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh she's cute Darlene! I tell you, all this blogging about stitchery all over the place is really inspiring me. Just going to make a big dent in a really old cross-stitch and then I'll put it away for another 10 years (LOL) and do some stitchery. Hugs!!!

Nicole said...

Miss Louise looks like a character! You sure did make a lot of progress on her while you watched the game. What is your plan for her? There are some very sweet redwork patterns out there, aren't there?

May Britt said...

Bronwyn's patterns are so cute. I have to draw up a stitchery again.

Carol said...

Cute, Cute, Cute...can't wait to see the rest of these girls.

Judy said...

It's fabulous Darlene! I am so happy to see another stitch than the one that everyone does that I suck at...stem stitch?? I think that's it. I tried and really just suck. Yours looks fabulous and doable! GREAT job!

swooze said...

Cute! Can't wait to see what you make with this!

Leigh said...

She is really sweet. Bronwyn's designs are great aren't they :-0

Patti said...

I love embroidery too - I love that it's come back into style. She is just SO cute! I find it interesting that so many stitchers use the backstitch. My mother taught me the outline (or stem) stitch so that's all I've ever done for redwork, etc. What a different look the two stitches give to a piece!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Very, very adorable!!

Hanne said...

Hello Miss Louise :-)
You are so cute.

I find stitchery very relaxing. I used to cross stitch a lot before quilting took the best of me. I like stitchery better.

The Wine Makers Wife said...

Oh how wonderful!! I want to hear about your plans for her!!

Amanda said...

I like to do redwork, too.

I love your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tazzie said...

Just gorgeous Darlene, your stitching is just divine!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Miss Louise is a cutie pie! I have been doing lots of embroidery lately too--mainly for a baby quilt. It is absolutely soothing--love having lines to stitch on!

Rose said...

I think its theraputic to stitch and sounds like u enjoyed doing Miss Louise....Bronwyns designs r the greatest by far!!!....great job!!!

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