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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Let there be light! on: September 24, 2012 08:21:55 AM
Just a little project to welcome cooler weather which means fire pits!  When it's 100 degrees even at night here in Las Vegas, you look forward to the fall when you can light a fire and cuddle. Wink  This is an Urban Threads pattern from their year wheel series.




Lots of close ups.  Wink




This one ended up sideways. LOL!


The stitches used for this project were, satin, chain, running, and french knots.
Thanks for looking!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Evil Dead the Musical in a shirt! on: July 22, 2012 01:45:36 AM
My Husband is in the Las Vegas production of Evil Dead the Musical and they are the first community theater group that has made it into an actual hotel on the strip.  Naturally they had to have a red carpet for the opening of the show. My Husband wanted a new shirt so in less than 48 hrs I came up with this one.


 I compiled a group of iconic symbols of the show (shotgun, zombies ect) and stitched them with one strand of embroidery floss.  If you recognize the zombies its because they came out of Jenny Harts monster pack!  LOL it was the hit of the carpet!

I wanted to fill in Ash so he would stand out more but I ran out of time so I just did a black outline.  Maybe when I get the feeling back into my hand I'll give it a go.  Wink
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tea any one? on: July 22, 2012 01:36:17 AM
Last but by no means least, this is my final entry over in the Flikr contest for the new embroidery with vintage patterns group.


 This category was called "One pattern many stitches"  We were given one pattern by the lovely doe-c-doe and everyone put a little spin on it.  I went fairly traditional and really only added the china pattern of little rosettes. 

Since this is on a tea towel I plan on using I stitched it with a full strand so it would wear well , and it gave it a nice thick look to it.



It's a sweet pattern, I really enjoyed it. Grin

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Its sushi time!!! (IMG HEAVY) on: July 22, 2012 01:18:21 AM
SO this is another entry for the contest over on flikr at the newembroidery with vintage patterns group.  This category was modified pattern. All you had to do was take a vintage pattern and change it up a little!  This is one of my favorite things to do especially with pin ups.


This pattern was modified from the Spare me Not pattern from Vogart 138 (originally printed in 40's 50s) these patterns have been recently reprinted but I have an original I found in an antique store.  This is that pin up with the very large "lipstick" in her hand LOL!
 The modifications I made were to take the girl from the bath to a night on the town!  Her hair is no longer flat and I have given her a dress along with a yummy plate of sushi.  I color tinted her skin to make the rest of the embroidery pop.





The hair was stitched with two strands of variegated floss.

Thanks for looking! Grin
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / They say when you marry in June...... (IMG HEAVY!) on: July 22, 2012 01:10:03 AM
Hi there long time no see! I stitched up this project for a contest over in Flikr's New embroidery with vintage patterns group.  The theme was "what summer means to you."



   Summer to me always means Weddings.  Not only because I live in Las Vegas, the wedding capitol of the world. But because I and several of the girls in my family are June brides, you could say it has almost become a tradition. I'd like to think that this is what my wedding would have looked like back then.
 I stitched most of the project using only one or two strands and a quilter's sharp needle. This pattern (1962 Old Chelsea station Design 502) was found in the Hoop love group and it was posted by the Embroiderist. fhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/embroiderist/5370399739/in/faves-22824860@N06/


Little closer to the couple, I really loved doing all those french knots with the metallic thread.  I used only one strand because I wanted them as small as possible so it looked like diamonds or beading on her dress.

their faces. (so hard!) but I think they came out okay.

close up of her bouquet.  If you notice I put a blue ribbon in with er pink roses and purple spray for that whole "something blue, thing.


close up of the arch and the Lillies of the valley, they were difficult as well, but pretty!

Thanks for checking it out I love this pattern and fingers crossed for the contest! LOL! Wink
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / "Steamed" Octopus on: January 17, 2012 02:28:10 PM
I can't believe I didn't post this here!  I've been moving for what seems like forever so I haven't had as much time for embroidery as I would have liked last year.  This project I did for my Hubby to wear at the Penn and Teller AFAN walk in Las Vegas.  His team had an Airship pyrate theme so he wanted something on the back of his long coat.  Course he only gave me 3 days notice!  I stayed up for 24 hrs straight finishing this in time for the walk. (whew!)  He got loads of comments  even from Penn and Teller!  Alas I only have the one picture and the jacket is in storage so I wasn't able to take any new ones.



I stitched this with 3 strands of floss for the satin stitch.  This is 14 x 11 inches so it was a big space to cover in satin stitch. I stitched it in one direction then went the other direction to cover any gaps (up and down then side to side) The chain stitching is done with the full six strands.  I used beads for the rivets and lg sequins to make the cogs a little more flashy.  I thnk if I had had mire time some of the cogs would have been filled in as well but overall I'm happy with how it turned out.  Thanks for looking! Grin
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Quick Crayon tinted project. on: July 03, 2011 05:07:29 PM
"Its me again Margret!"  I wanted to show my kids how to crayon tint on fabric so I worked up this quick little embroidery.  I LOVE how she turned out.  Once again I found the drawing on Deviantart. This was a sketch done by *Illzie I hope she does more DOD stuff because this one was just awesome!


I stitched the stars and Moon with GID thread.


I added some seed beads in iridescent green for a little sparkle.


Little closer of the upper half.  I stitched her face and arms with one thread to get that delicate look.



Close up of her face.  I love how wispy her smile turned out.

This was a great quick project that I adore can't wait to give it to my friend Lil for DOD.  Smiley  thanks for Looking!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Mod Project IMG Heavy! on: June 17, 2011 08:20:59 AM
This was my entry for the Mod Contest that Sublime Stitching hosted recent ly.  Proud to say that I go second place!  It was a fun project and not something I would do normally so it was a great change of pace!


These words popped up in every article I read about mod fashion.

close up of "Fro"  I used 3 different colors to make the hair, sorry the pic is not real great.

same with her I used 3 different colors in her hair as well

Pretty Kitty!

I wanted her dress to look kinda plaid or checked so I did a basketweave stitch.

Her dress was long and short stitches and lazy daisy dasies.  It reminded me of Goldie Hawn.

Its hard to see but I used a wrapped back stitch for this for a little depth.

Thanks for looking! Grin
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Green Tree on: June 17, 2011 07:56:40 AM
This is the other project I made for the Color Spectrum Hoopla swap.  This one was loads of fun because Rangerbeth chose green.  Green is my favorite color so I had a lot of different shades.  This pattern also came from sweaterbrau on deviantart (seriously check her out shes great!)  I used loads of different stitches on this one too Satin, split, french knots, back, Basketweave, herringbone, ect.

excuse ther table cloth LOL!

Little closer

close up of the bottom

Some of the "Leaves"

I don't take very good pictures I'm afarid, so it's hard to explain how pretty this came out.  Wanted to keep it, but it has a good home with Rangerbeth!
Thanks for looking! Grin
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Red Poppies on: June 17, 2011 07:42:32 AM
Now that my partners have received I think it is safe to post on here. Wink
The challenge of this hoopla swap was to use only shades of one color.  Barbolot chose red, and even though I used 3 different shades of red they all kinda just looked the same.  so to get darker or lighter sections I changed the thread count to either 1, 2 or 3 strands.  I used different stitches, French knots, satin, back, split, lazy daizy, seed, ect, even a new one I just learned for this swap which was the Boullion knot.  That one was hard to get the hang of, but once you do its awesome.  The pattern is from Sweaterbrau on Deviantart. (her work is awesome)

(excuse the pineapple table cloth LOL)

A little closer.

close up of the boullion knots, LOVE that stitch!

closer still.

Thanks for looking!  It was a hard one to give up, but knowing she liked it was totally worth it!  Grin
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