Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Embroidered House and Flowers

Here's my latest embroidery with a house and flowery yard.  The trees make it look like springtime which is the wrong season, but I did start it during spring which wasn't that long ago for us.  It just took me a while to do.
When I post the pattern below, you will see that I made some changes as I usually do.  I decided to leave out the hammock and the person in it because I just can't do people in embroidery.  But, I didn't think it would be a problem, I would just add some more flowers.
I put in more flowers on the tree on the right because I scorched the fabric when pressing the pattern on so those spots needed to be covered up.  I used the nice fluffy Caron Watercolours for the blossoms on the two trees.  And as always, I used many different brands and types of thread on this embroidery.
I guess I got a little carried away when I put some ground cover vines down here.  I was kind of thinking of vinca vines with their little purple flowers.
Here's the pattern, it's a vintage one, so it's perfectly ok to use it since it's in the public domain.  I hope someone might enjoy embroidering it, if you do I would love to see it.
 This is our new, adorable grandson, Calvin Patrick, he came into our lives about six weeks ago and has stolen our hearts!
Thank you for visiting!


6 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Your embroidered piece is so lovely. Do you have a site you go to where you find designs like this? I like the design without the hammock. Your stitching is perfection.

Lovely grandson! I sure he hope near so you can enjoy watching him grow.
xx, Carol

Robin said...

Hello Karen! It's Robin in Montana. I'm so glad to see your post. What a gorgeous grandson Calvin is! Don't they just steal your heart away? I hope you have many hours to come with getting to know him.

I was so excited to see your masterpiece today. I've never seen anyone create beauty with a needle and thread like you do! That purse on the last post was gorgeous. So, when you stitch your flowers, do you just know what stitches should be used for what flowers and fly by the seat of your needle? Or, do you make a master plan before you start? I keep collecting patterns to embroider, but always go back to my reproduction samplers on linen, in part because I am so uncertain of what stitches to use for the outlines.

Robin in Montana xxxooo

Bits of Stitching! said...

Exquisite embroidery 😍! Missed seeing your posts with needlework masterpieces.
I've been wanting to stitch one of the gardens in Embroidery for all Seasons by DL,
but keep postponing it.
Your new grandson is gorgeous, congrats!

Brigitte said...

Such a great piece. And wonderful stitching. I don't do embroidery, only cross stitch but I admire these embroidered projects.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello Karen, first of all...........congratulations on your new grandson........he is adorable! I love the embroidery changes you did on this piece! The hammock is so much better left out and I love your addition of lovely flowers! Thank you for sharing the design!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such lovely lovely embroidery........and such a cute little new baby boy! Congratulations! I love the changes you made to the design.....it looks wonderful!