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Adaptations: A reader lives … & All my scattering moments …

All my scallering moments IMy Mom loved needlework and had a collection of work done by her Mom and other family members.  Many of these beautiful things were lost during a flood in the 1950’s, but I’ve inherited the pieces that she was able to salvage.  Of these, one is a combination of applique and cutwork which I’ve always loved.  Last year I  adapted it for cross stitch, and am releasing it for your personal, non-commercial use.  The verses are ones from my collection.  So try the “Pick Your Colors” variation, or one with its colors provided, but enjoy!  The patterns for all reside in the Shared Files III widget at the bottom right of my blog page.

Happy Stitching

Remy

All my scattering moments II

All my scattering moments ...III

A reader lives a thousand  ... I  A reader lives a thousand ... II ... IIChoose your colors

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The Amazing Applique of Deborah Kemball!

Today I discovered the applique designs of Deborah Kemball, and fell in love.  Seeing her work affected me the same way that a Van Gogh painting affected me the first time I saw it.  There was color and  texture and something undefinable that spoke to me at a gut level.  I just couldn’t stop looking at it.  It opened up new possibilities and made me want to create my own work.

In the past few months I’ve taken up quilting again after years and years, and I’m really enjoying it.  At my last quilt meeting I was strongly attracted to the applique work of another quilter in our group.  The applique technique spoke to me as I watched her work on a needle-turn piece, and then today when I came across Deborah Kemball’s art I knew I was completely hooked!   The design possibilities of combining cross stitch, embroidery, beading, quilting, and now applique are very exciting.

The header picture is a wee snippet of Kemball’s work!  (A previous header featured her gorgeous quilt with a red background and her amazing floral applique) It is absolutely beautiful!   Go to her website to see for yourself:  deborahkemball.com

Remy

Freebie: Spring Plantings single color sampler

Pick your favorite color and enjoy some Spring Plantings!   The design is released under my copyright for your personal stitching pleasure only, and not for any commercial use.

Happy Stitching!

Remy

Spring Plantings

Spring Plantings

Freebie ~ Spring Stitch Sampler

Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Passover!  Spring Stitch Sampler is released under my copyright, for your personal, non-commercial stitching pleasure.

This little sampler would also look great with beads in the place of the English/French knots!  Check the Shared Files II box for the pattern.

Happy Stitching!

Remy

Spring Stitch Sampler

Spring Stitch Sampler

Alphabets and Sunflowers ~ April Freebie & a note

Thank you all for your lovely comments!  You give this designer even more motivation!  Note: I’ve started a new Box.net SHARED FILES widget, as the first one is full and it’s getting a it harder to easily find the patterns you want.  So, as of today patterns created before April 2013 will be stored in the first Shared Files widget.  Patterns created for release in April 2013 and after, will be stored in the second, Shared Files II widget.  All patterns are under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only.  The original design (pictured here) was created with Sullivan’s Floss.

The DMC  version is also in the Shared Files II widget! 

Happy Stitching!

Remy

Alphabets and Sunflowers

Alphabets and Sunflowers

Morning Glories Sampler ~ Freebie

Another great Dr. Mary Bethune quote for a small sampler with some special stitches.  The pattern is free for your personal stitching pleasure.

Happy Stitching!

Remy

PIC ~ Morning Glories Sampler

New February Freebie Chart ~ Phil. 4:8

Pic of Phil 4 - 8

I love February and Valentines Day!  So here is a chart to stitch for someone you love.  It’s free for your personal use only, and is under my copyright.  Happy Stitching!  This chart was created for Sullivan’s Floss, which is available online.  See my Creative Links for more information on this lovely floss.  The design measures roughly 8 by 10 on 14 ct fabric.

Remy

The Start of Amazing in Aqua

Love the fabric which is 28 ct Star Sapphire linen.  Yummm!  This sampler will go in DH’s office because of its colors. 

   I’ll post pics  as I stitch along.  I’ve dropped most other projects to finish this by Christmas.

Freebie ~ Homage to Guatemala

  This freebie is released under my copyright, and for your personal stitching pleasure only.  It is not released for any    commercial use.  Guatemalan embroiderers  produce beautifully happy textiles that I never tire of looking at.  The name band at the bottom can be eliminated or personalized to suit the stitcher.

Happy Stitching!

Remy

Updake! Freebie Pretty in Pink (from 2010) updated & a mistake corrected

This morning I was looking through my designs and noticed a mistake in a bottom band of Pretty in Pink.

So I corrected it,  changed a few little things and  made it up in a few other colors … just for fun!

The new chart is under my copyright and for your personal stitching pleasure only.  It is not to be resold or used for any commercial purpose.   I’ll post the other color versions as soon as time permits!

Happy Stitching!

Remy

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