While I was at the Paducah Quilt Show I bought some more BE flosses to add to my stash along with some hand dyed Silk Ribbons in my favorite colors of pinks and purples and greens. I bought them at a really neat quilt shop called "Quilter's Alley". This shop is in a house across from the convention center. I was so very surprised when I walked in the shop and found a huge selections of fabrics and everything else under the sun including BE floss. I have never seen BE flosses at a quilt shop ever. I ask about how they came to have BE supplies and the lady told me the owner loved to do BE and hence all the supplies. To say the least I was thrilled with my find. Today is a very lovely and sunny day here in Michigan. A day that brings a big smile to your face. Enjoy your weekend and your week.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Circle of Flowers BE Project Finished and Goodies
Hello everyone, I am so very pleased to say that I finished my "first" Brazilian Embroidery project, called "The Circle of Flowers"! The only change I made to the pattern was that I added seed beads to replace the field flower french knots. This project was a bit of a challenge. Even though some of the stitches are the same as in regular embroidery they are always a bit different. Also the Lola BE floss I found a bit frustrating to work with because it likes to twist allot. I love the shiny look of all the BE flosses and the dimensional look of all the stitching gives to a project. I have been working on this project since February, I think. LOL I made a couple of mistakes but I let them go to remind me that this kind of stitching takes lots of patience and is not a piece of cake to learn. The original pattern was plain in the center so I added 2 dragonflies and 1 butterfly tatted motifs which were beautifully created by "Wendy in Singapore and her blog is called, Umi N Tsuru". I think they brighten up the whole piece.