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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gonna Have to Face it, I'm Addicted to...

Shadow work! I know, I know it's supposed to be love and I have plenty of that from my awesome family! But I have had so much FUN with the machine shadow work designs. I love the Applique for Kids designs.
Look at this sweet little chick! If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that we have hens and they are great pets. So, anything with a chick is a "yes" for me!
This "Baby" design is just lovely! I have to say that when I can do this on the embroidery machine in 5 minutes, I think twice about doing it by hand!
Here are some strawberries with blossoms. All of these are stitched with DMC 50wt cotton thread and Madeira cotona 80wt cotton in the bobbin. I recently treated myself to some bright colors of this thread. I had originally bought about 6 pastel colors, but I like it so much that I had to expand my palette! The cotton is my favorite thread to use. It really looks like hand work and doesn't have the sheen of rayon.

These designs are so cute, easy, and work well for so many garments. Check out Applique for Kids!


Kathy Dykstra said...

I'm going to have to try this! I've purchased a few of her designs, but haven't stitched any yet. Thanks for the thread info! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Elisabeth Rose said...

You will love these and I'm sure you will do something gorgeous with them!!