Tag Archives: Elsa Williams

Bluebird Joy: Stitching away

Well, I am still working on Bluebird Joy. I began work on a new area. I’ve done a lot of outlining, plus started work on one of the medium sized flowers. Here you can see the layers for long-and-short stitch … Continue reading

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Bluebird In Progress

I started work on the first bluebird for the Bluebird Floral project. I’ve been referring to Trish Burr’s new book, Colour Confidence in Embroidery, to improve the feather/stitch directions. It’s helping a lot! Here are photos of my progress through … Continue reading


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Bluebird floral: Yet more leaves

Today is mostly a picture day. Four more leaves are done. Let me zoom out, so you can see the different leaves and the color effects in combination. Finally, here is a shot of all my progress so far:

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Branch for the Bluebird Floral

I’ve started work on a leafy branch. You can already see how the color variations in the leaves interact. Farther up the branch the leaves will be darker. My Portuguese stem stitch is really improving – that long section in … Continue reading

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Leaf Color Scheme Decision

Well, I thought over all y’all’s comments on my earlier post, Leaves for the Bluebird Floral. Here is the photo of the three sample leafs from before, just to remind you. I concluded that the lower leaf really was too … Continue reading

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Leaves for the Bluebird Floral

I’m still going strong on the project (the Bluebird Floral by Elsa Williams with modifications). I filled in the center of the peach flower with french knots. The other flowers are supposed to have dark green centers, but I’m still … Continue reading

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Bluebird Floral: More flowers

I’ve been working away on the kit. Here are my progress photos. When I was at the store selecting floss I initially tried to find a match for each wool color individually. But that was a slow process which rapidly … Continue reading

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New Project: Bluebird

Y’all, I am back!  I was totally swamped by work for a few weeks, but I am resuming posting now. To motivate myself, I started on this lovely Elsa Williams kit, Bluebird Floral. Pretty, isn’t it? I’m just doing this … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade II

So, I’ve been stitching up a storm in the last week. You can see the last report in the earlier post Bird Brocade. As a reminder, I am keeping the colors and designs from the kit, but inventing my own … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade

I recently started working on the Bird Brocade kit (crewel embroidery) by Elsa Williams from Janlynn. I like the design, but this kit has a whole lot of satin and long+short stitch, and I prefer a lot of different stitches. … Continue reading

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