Dec 14 11
Gosh, I haven’t posted in ages! It hasn’t been deliberate: I just haven’t made anything worth posting about. But now I‘ve stitched up something worth posting about …don’t you love this feathered wreath? It’s a machine embroidered applique wreath made using the Plume Family die. I used Floriani thread for the entire thing and I love how it came out. Here’s a close up shot that shows off the pretty thread work better:
Floriani thread has more of a sheen than typical polyester embroidery threads do, so it kind of acts more like a rayon thread. I’ve used it for quilting but I’ve just started using it for machine embroidery and I LOVE IT!!!! This wreath was embroidered directly on the fabric block and here’s a sheet of these embroidered plume shapes on water dissolvable stabilizer:
These plume badges were embroidered with Isacord Polyester Thread. I like how they came out as well and am mulling over what I’ll do with them. I just can’t get over how much thread work can add to a design!
I’ve barely done any Christmas shopping and plan to make some real headway tomorrow. If you’re still looking for some great gifts, we’ve got a wonderful special in our online store now. All products made by Patsy Thompson Designs are 20% off the normal retail price through 6:00 am eastern time on 12/19/11! This means that any of our DVDs, books, stencils, Appli-K-Kutz dies, and patterns are 20% off! To get the discount, enter “Holidays” (minus the quotes but with a capital H) in the discount code box during checkout and the discount will be applied in the last stage of checkout.
I’ll close with a shot of a Christmas time sunset off our deck: