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Plas Teg Bellpull Update

I worked a little more of the Plas Teg Bellpull. In this first photo I added three leaves in fly stitch, and outlined two petals in preparation for long-and-short stitch filling. In the second photo, I finished the vine tendril … Continue reading

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Central Blue Flower

Before I get started on today’s post, let me just remind y’all that the¬†giveaway for some lovely Japanese silk scraps (for crazy quilting, applique, edging, backing ornaments, framing, anything you like!) is still going! The odds are still very good. … Continue reading

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Lots of flowers

It’s all flowers in today’s update on the bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection. My blue flower is filling in and I love, love, love my yellow french knots. And look, farther up on the vine I’ve made progress on … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Part Ten Trillion

Y’all, I lost count of the number of posts I’ve done on this project. Behold the update photo! I finished the last berry on the left side with purple at the top for variety. I might add some horizontal laid … Continue reading

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Flower petals in Japanese darning stitch

I settled on Japanese darning stitch for the light blue airy petals of these flowers. I’d never tried this stitch before, but I love the effect. It’s easy and quick. I have no idea if it’s actually Japanese or not … Continue reading

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Continuing the Jacobean bellpull

There’s only a little bit of progress to report on the Plas Teg bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection (see project page for previous posts). The purple is double running stitch – I was inspired by my Turkish embroidery book … Continue reading

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Finished: Custom House Crewel Bellpull

¬†This was the very first crewel project that I started. It’s such a beautiful design. I finally picked it back up and finished stitching the hill at the bottom, and it’s done! My stitching has improved a lot since I … Continue reading

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Joining the Royal Persian Blossom Stitchalong

So Mary at Needle ‘n’ Thread is planning a stitchalong of the Royal Persian Blossom from Talliaferro Designs. Nobody has started stitching yet, but she has a discussion area for the stitchalong where people are discussing fabric, thread, and color … Continue reading

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Almost there: Mini Bellpull Kit

I mentioned a while ago that I had almost finished the Mini Bellpull from Custom House of Needlearts. Well, I decided I wanted to finally have it finished, so I’ve picked it up again. I fixed a few spots that … Continue reading

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Crewel embroidery pillow

This crewel pillow was made by my great-grandmother. The dominant colors are shades of pink and green, plus brown. There are spots of yellow acting as an accent color. It’s an effective color scheme. The satin stitching is really pretty … Continue reading

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