But first of all a big thank you to Linda from Buzing and Bumbling for being our cheerleader in the hop and to Madam Samm for her lovely hop ideas and making us all stay creative!
Now on to my projects, there are two... the first one I have been meaning to make it for so many months now... first as a thank you present, then as a birthday present, then as a christmas gift... all for the same very special lady (keeping her name a secret as it is a surprise) but did not manage to make it, and then the In your words blog hop was the perfect excuse... so here it is.
Update: You can now download the free pattern here!
I had seen that saying a few times over the internet, and had pinned one of those to my Pinterest "Embroidery & Appliqué" board for ages... Since I started quilting and sewing last year my fabric stash has grown considerably, I have been blessed with lovely family members and friends who gifted me a lot of my stash (and I did a fair bit of shopping as well). And I have found myself trying to hide some of the fabric, not to alarm my husband who seems to think the fabric is taking over the flat...
But I wanted it to be in my own handwriting and with my own little drawings... so I added a needle and thread, a thimble and a clothes pin...and of course a little heart. Here's a close up of the design.
I painted an embroidery hook blue, just to make it highlight the white. I first glued the fabric to the inside ring of the hook, to make sure it will stay in place, and then tidied the loose fabric by gluing it back to the inside. Sorry I have no picture, but if you are making one, just make lots of tiny bit cuts and stick it to the interior, so it looks nice and tidy from the back as well.
The second project is also meant for a very special lady... I won't say much about her either because I am sure she will be reading this post...
Today I am not hosting a giveaway, but your comment in this post gives you the chance to win amazing prices at Madam Samm's blog (check it out here). So don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think of my projects... love to hear your thoughts.
I wanted to be able to share with each and everyone of my followers a gift, and therefore I will be giving away both embroidery patterns. If you would like a copy of one or both the patterns, just say so in your comment and I will email it to you soon. You just need to be a follower (or become a new one) either in the blog, by email, via Facebook or Pinterest.
And please do not forget to visit the other lovely projects being presented today in the hop, here is the schedule, and you can find the complete one by following the link in my sidebar.
Thursday, January 10
Life in the Scrapatch (Pat B.)
Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)
Nati's Little Things (You are here)
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans (Amy)
Pig Tales and Quilts (Thearica)
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
Little Mushroom Cap (Amira A.)
Kwilty Pleasures (Kathy)
Moosestash Quilting (Joan K.)
Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)
Just Quilt It (Kathy G.)
Thank you for stopping by, hope you had a fun time!