Thursday, 21 March 2013

Stitch me up


Well a great day for a little stitching. Thanks to Madame Samm from Sew we quilt for organising this hop and to Jane from Jane's fabrics for being our cheerleader. I must also thank Debbie from Busy as can be and Cyndi from Stitch stitch stitch for the designs we were given, they are beautiful. For this hop we were asked to stitch up one or more of the patterns we were given. Although all the patterns are lovely I chose quite a small one as I wanted to be able to complete the whole project and wasn't sure I could protect my free time enough to take on a larger piece.

The sneak peek I showed you a few days ago looked like this


That wasn't a lot to go on so here is a larger photo


This piece was a very pretty pattern that was perfect for a mug rug or for a tray mat. The backing fabric matches the tea cosy I made for Verity at the weekend and this mat will be going to join the cosy ( although it certainly cheers up my boring tray)


I have also drawn out the house pattern and will be starting that shortly. I learnt to embroider when I was quite young as my mother loved to stitch. She produced beautiful work and I remember lovely embroidered table clothes that decorated our tea table. She had a lot more patience than me and unfortunately although I love to stitch I do not have her skills. I have some of her pieces hanging in my home.


I love this particular piece as it really reminds me of mom. She loved to use a whole range of stitches and was always eager to try new techniques. She loved geometric designs.


Sorry for the glare but it is behind glass. A lot of my stitching is cross stitch but several years ago I completed this little picture that normally hangs on the wall in my bedroom.


I rather like stitching flowers. A final favourite of mine is this one which either needs to be framed or used in some way.


I hoped you enjoyed seeing the pattern I stitched for this hop and also some of my mothers embroidery and some of my older pieces. Now you need to hop over to the other ladies taking part today.

 THURSDAY March 21st

Janice@ That Other Blog
Angela@ That Other Blog

Have a good day and I hope it includes some stitching.

Lyndsey


69 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitching! Your Mother's work is a wonderful heirloom and she most certainly did pass her talent on to her daughter. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. Love your stitchery! And the fabric you used is so soft and feminine. Your mother's work is just beautiful and the apple did not fall far from the tree, you indeed have her talent. Thank you for sharing all theses works of art.

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  3. Beautiful tray mat! Your Mother's stitchings are works of art. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Your skills are far better than you think! Great job :)

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  5. Your embroidery makes such a nice addition to your tray! And what a nice keepsake of your mom's!

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  6. Great job with your embroider, very pretty and your mother's work is just lovely!

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  7. Your project is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I think this will be a lovely rug for your tray.

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  9. :) So nice that you share the love of stiching with your mom, a beautiful treasure!

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  10. What neat stitching, I aspire to this level of talent.

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  11. Thank you for sharing all the stitching - your Mum's work is fabulous too!

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  12. Sweet mugrug and lovely stitching!

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  13. Your tray mat is wonderful and I love seeing your Mom's stitchery too. Thanks for sharing part of your life with us!

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  14. Lindsey your stitching is beautiful. Your coffee / tea mat is so cute and feminine!! Loved seeing your collection too you and your mom are very talented!!

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  15. Very pretty. I can see your love for stitching in all of your work. Thank you for sharing. :) Angela

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  16. Lovely and blends in so great with the background!

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  17. Your flowers are beautiful..love the stitching your used! Thanks for sharing your mother's work, they are amazing. I'm glad you hopped with us today. :O)

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  18. Beautiful work, as is your mother's. She did amazing work--such detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Simply beautiful.Great projects!

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  20. You appear to have inherited your mom's great talent! Beautiful!

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  21. WoW, I am totally impressed! Very lovely work!

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  22. Oh, what a treat that you have shared your Mom's work! Absolutely beautiful and it appears you got the 'stitchin' gene'. Great flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Your mother's talent has rubbed off on you. Well done. thanks for sharing the things your mother made too.

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  24. Lovely! Your handwork is beautiful.

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  25. Your work is lovely including the latest one. The cottage design will go well with the piece your mom did--she did the interior and you are doing the exterior of the Victorian home. THX for sharing your work with us.

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  26. You and your mother's work is lovely! Thank you for sharing both. I am finishing up a project using the chair design. I really loved the cottage but I was afraid I could not get it finished on time.

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  27. coffee time, already....thank you

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  28. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your and your mom's embroidery. Very pretty.

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  30. Sweet! Thanks for sharing your work:)

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  31. great stitching, lovely embroideries too

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  32. Gorgeous stichery projects. They are all beautiful.

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  33. So nice, you have so fun stitcheries. It was nice to look at your blog too.

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  34. I love your contribution to this blog hop, it is very sweet. Your mother made some fine exemples of embroidery, it takes years of practise to do it so beautiful, you are a lucky person to have these treasures.

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  35. Your project is so sweet, great job. Loved your mom's embroidery pieces.

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  36. Your work is amazing!!!! I LOVE the sweet peas.

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  37. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your other pieces too, they are lovely!

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  38. ALL the stitching was beautiful. You mat turned out lovely. And I have to say I love your header. The quilt and the dog just pull at my heartstrings. I love your mat and wherever it is going, someone will be thrilled.

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  39. So many beautiful thing you show us.
    Frederika

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  40. Lots of beautiful stitching , thanks so much for sharing !

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  41. Oh yes...enjoyed all of them....yours is great too.

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  42. You are tallented and hardworking stitcher. So many stitcheries.... I love all of them.

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  43. All of your projects are just stunning!

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  44. I have returned to embroidery after many years away and my pieces have been made into bags or wall hangings! Love the house interior and the ship.

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  45. So pretty! Thanks for sharing all of them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  46. What a wonderful tea tray cloth! Very inviting!

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  47. What lovely stitches, love your projects.

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  48. I can tell you love hand work. Beautiful.

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  49. First, I love your little dog in your blog header. So sweet.

    Your stitching for this project is great! Thank you so much for sharing your mom's work. It's beautiful.


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  50. Yes, flowers are so fun to stitch. Loved seeing all the embroidered things - I'm so glad you're using your mom's stitching. Loved your little mat.

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  51. Beautiful stitching Lyndsey. I luv the fill in stitching, great work!! Thanks for sharing your Mom's beautiful wall hangings. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  52. I must say you do beautiful work!

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  53. Your projects are all lovely but your mom's is my favorite. I can see where you get it from! Love her pattern.

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  54. wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Such a lovely post! Thanks for sharing your mom's work too.

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  56. Hi!!! Love your placement and whole vignette you showed!!!! I also love all the other artistic pieces you shared!!!! Great to have them for memories!!!!

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  57. I love, loved seeing your mom's embroidery - what a treasure for you to have! blessings, marlene

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  58. I love how you filled in your flowers! Thanks for sharing your pretty work and your mother's beautiful stitches!

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  59. Beautiful stitching. Really lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Coffee time always looks good to me...especially your version!

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