It’s the goodness

:)  May Block for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013

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it is finished!

Hello!  have not had a chance to post in several weeks, but one item I have been working on is finished!!   In the photo you see a part of a quilt I made for my daughter……I began the project last October, for her birthday in December…. my idea was to embroider her favorite Ponies (from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic)
 and it was just about complete in time for her birthday! Hooray! but then…. the gift started to grow into something more than 3 embroidered pony pictures :)   I hope to show more on this blog in frequent posts!I learned so very many new things!! by way of many mistakes :D

(Jesus said) I have glorified thee on the earth:
 I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
 john 17:4

TAST 40 & 39

I have been working on a piece that includes a piece of vintage silk (specifically, a piece of lining from a vintage silk haori – a Japanese short “coat” worn over a kimono), shown here with TAST week #40’s Beaded Hedebo Edge – this was a new stitch for me, and creates a pretty “ruffle” like row. The instructions for this stitch may be found here on pintangle.

The silk reminds me of  charmeuse; this is worked in pearl cotton 8, with little pearl beads……

On the same piece I have worked some patchwork of print cotton…

to which I added week #39’s stitch, Knotted Buttonhole Stitch…. a new stitch for me, and I like it very much….

The stitch was worked in coton a broder, and I had already added the running stitch which you see at the top of the knotted buttonhole stitches – I like them together :)

Come and join along with TAST, you will learn new stitches, and meet others who are stitching along too – no pressure, but great opportunities for learning, creating and gathering wonderful information from experienced and gifted embroiderers!

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 corinthians 5:21
He did that for you – your part is accepting on His terms


12 years ago someone took the time to leave a tract, which I found, that explained the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
 I read it… I then looked  up all the statements in a Bible to see if it was true….it was and is. That was exactly when life began – when I confessed my sins to God, turned from them, to Him, and asked Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour – because He paid for all my sins – I could never pay, nor can anyone else – He did it all.  He alone is Saviour.

TAST 35 Whiskers

Sheaf Stitch

I am new to all sorts of embroidery stitches, and a bit timid trying new ones out…which is why Sharon B’s Take a Stitch Tuesday  on pintangle  is a wonderful opportunity to learn new stitches, and to see how other, more experienced embroiderers use stitches in their work –

this week …the Sheaf Stitch….I saw ” whiskers”, and tried accordingly…

with a bit of grass added too – the whiskers are cute…but I fail at faces, eyes…ears :(  But!
:D  I have learned a lot already!! and that is the whole point!

AND to share My Lord and Saviour Jesus with everyone, anyone…He sends my way :D

And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: 
for ye serve the Lord Christ   colossian 3:23-24

Palestrina..and catching up!

Palestrina knot for TAST week 26

The Palestrina knot took me many tries to figure out…but once I kept at it, it is a favorite now. In these soft pearl cottons, it looks like frosting (doesn’t really convey the frosting look in the photos…)
I enjoyed it so much, I added it to another project I am working on:

the cherry color, and the gingerbread color look like frosting (to me).

And….I have been catching up with TAST!  here are my beginner workings of weeks 1 – 12 :

Take A Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch for TAST week 25

This is the first sampling of stitches I have attempted for the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge, found on sharon b’s Pin Tangle blog.  This is for week 25,
Cable Chain Stitch.

three rows of cable chain stitch…

cable chain Bunny row …..

cable chain rows as “leaves” with bullion caterpillars….

I have some catching up to do- and am working at it!  But it is a lovely “adventure” to be participating in ……so many beautiful embroidery examples to look at, new blogs to explore, new friends to “meet”.  You do NOT have to be a great embroiderer to come along…as evidenced by my meager samplings :D  Come along, if you please!