Winter Linen

Winter linen – half way there!

Winter linen - half way there!

I just love how the design from Broderie d’Antan has turned out. It looks so French and will be perfect when combined with the patterned linen. My initial plan was to attach two of these borders to the center piece but now that one is finished, I’m considering using only one. The embroidery is quite […]


Thinking about the shape

Thinking about the shape

First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your life is filled with love from family, friends and your stitching! One of my favorite stitches is fly stitch. Whenever I have leaves to stitch, it’s my first choice. So naturally I am using it for the leaf shape on the outside edge of the heart […]


Concentration and precision

Concentration and precision

It’s been an interesting weekend of stitching. Half of the time I was concentrating on placing my needle in e-x-a-c-t-l-y the right place and the other half I was chanting mantras that went like this: “up 2, over left, over right, up 2, over left, over right”. While working on the Winter Linen pillow, the […]


Changing stitches

Changing stitches

Sometimes the best laid stitching plans just don’t work out the way you think they will. For the second Winter linen pillow, I had decided to use satin stitch for most of the beautiful design from Broderie d’Antan. With all the curved lines, the design just cries out for a rich, smooth stitch. Although some […]


Another Winter Linen pillow

Another Winter Linen pillow

I fell in love with this pattern from the site Broderie d’Antan the first time I saw it. You will find it in the patterns  on the right side of the home page in the section “couer”. It takes a bit of work to put it together since it has to be cut and taped […]


Winter linen project – surprise!

Winter linen project - surprise!

This has been a real surprise project. It wasn’t on my schedule (no, I don’t really have a schedule – more a loose idea of what I’m going to do that is open to complete disruption if inspiration strikes!) it’s a completely new style, it’s one of the few pieces I’ve embroidered and actually made […]


Winter Linen Giveaway winner!

Winter Linen Giveaway winner!

It was such fun to read everyone’s comments about their favorite winter linen scene. Most  of you were carried back to your childhood, recalling the fun you had in the snow. I, too, have fond memories of playing in the snow – right up through high school when we all went sledding and going down […]


Winter Linen Giveaway!

Winter Linen Giveaway!

It’s happened again. Every time I get new fabric or thread, I get an idea for a new project. The beautiful materials inspire me and get those creative juices flowing. Not long ago I wrote a post about sources for fabric in Europe and mentioned Creative Couserie. The next day I decided to order the […]