Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Stitch Me Up"
Embroidery Blog Hop
Day 2




It's My Hop Day! Or should I say "Hoop" Day!

Thanks to Mdm Samm, Debbie and Cyndi for creating some lovely FREE patterns for all of us hoppers to choose from
and to our Head Cheerleader for this blog hop....JANE
from Janes Fabrics Fame and her generous Presencia Packets that she made available to us. Fun stuff!




I picked the beret-ed woman with the little dog. 
I just couldn't resist her. I came soooo very close to the chair and dress form though.
This was fun and challenging because I decided to make this an exercise in fill stitching. 
I got a lot of practice and I fear I need more. LOL  

Without further ado..............I give you..........."I like Paris in the Springtime"






I kinda like the inside too!
I used a patterned fabric so I needed to cover it with stitching. Next time I decide to cover this much open area (12" hoop), it will be a combo of rough edge applique AND embroidery. 

Here she is, up close and personal and a higher pixel count.

Stitches I used:
back stitch
straight stitch
stem stitch
split stitch
satin stitch 
french knots
cross stitch
and very new to me....bohkara stitch (skirt)

I think the hair is my favorite part!
I really had fun and frustration all at the same time......loved every minute of it. Since I was sick for most of the sewing time, it was a great way to sit all quiet like and still be productive.

Go and look at all the other hoppers!!! Day one was fab....day two is sure to be awesome!!


THURSDAY March 21st


78 comments:

  1. You did wonderful job, love the "Paris in the Springtime"! Colours that you used are so lovely) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Your Paris in Springtime is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work

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  3. Wow! Great job Regena! It looks fabulous! :)

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  4. It is so pretty. Really Paris in the springtime.

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  5. I really like the fabric you chose to stitch upon...however...you must be a long lost sister....I love that you admire the back of your projects! I constantly monitor the backs of every piece and get distracted by the patterns found there. Well done my stitching sister! :)

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  6. Wow, stunning - your stitching is lovely and I like the little scene that you added to the lady and her dog - definitely Paris in the Springtime :)

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  7. She's gorgeous! Well done and thank you for sharing.

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  8. i love the fabric - lovely work ;)

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  9. Fabulous! I love the skyline too!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. So cute. Your stitching is wonderful. You made this lady shine!

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  11. This is so cute! Love the cityscape background and your stitching is fabulous! Hope you are feeling better now. :)

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  12. WOW! Great job, my great grandma always used to say keep your back as pretty as your back and you have!!!!! Fantastic job with all the fills and trying a new stitch. Am seeing this on my eye phone, can't wait to see close ups of hair on regular computer screen !! You did such a GREAT JOB!!!!!

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  13. Pretty! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing :) Angela

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  14. Oh I adore this! Just beautiful and the background and added items are perfect!

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  15. I love all the different stitches you used. They really make this project stand out. You have created a fabulous piece!

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  16. Ooo, so French looking...love the Eiffel Tower in the background! Your fill in stitches are amazing and really make her even more beautiful. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  17. Oh my goodness--you did an absolutely fabulous job with all your stitches! And the background you added is just perfection! WONDERFUL work!!

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  18. I love your French lady! Beautiful stitching!

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  19. Your work is beautiful!!! I'm not surprised you were chosen for most creative!

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  20. oh my!!! I'm loving all the stitches you have used! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I love it! You did an outstanding job!

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  22. too cute. love it. I like her dressed in pink and the outline of the city is a cute idea too.

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  23. How lovely! Your stitching looks just about as good from the back as the front too. Color me impressed as I was having knotting problems in spite of the thread conditioner I was using. The city outline is inspired!

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  24. Great! Love it! I love the city scene that you added behind the lady, it was a great touch.

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  25. wow Regena...at first glance it looked all machine done...wow....it is OH LA LA for sure..love your background and extra landscape...gorgeous

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  26. GREAT JOB!! I like your work.

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  27. Totally adorable! Your skillz are ah-mazing!!! I love everything about it. The background fabric is fab!!!

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  28. Wow...my fave by far in this hop, really a beauty :)

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  29. Just Stunning!!! Great job!

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  30. Love it! We were on the same wave length doing this lady with a Paris theme, lol. I like yours a lot and congrats on being one of the top picks of the day too.

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  31. that hoop is just too cute, it would look fab on any wall, so jealous

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  32. Oh La La! Really great theme and project!

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  33. What a wonderful stitchery! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. This is great! I love what you did with the design! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Amazing creativity with you project!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is sew perfectly lovely! Would love to see what you would do with the chair and dress form, too ... ;) Pat

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  37. Great embroidery, some new stitches for me to look up too. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. She looks wonderful and you did a terrific job on all of those stitches.

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  39. She is charming and your needlework is fabulous!

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  40. Wow, very lovely! Your embroidery is fabulous!

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  41. I love your take on the diva in Paris. It is very pretty. Your stitching is so beautiful. GREAT JOB!

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  42. Oh so nice. I just love it.
    Great job
    Frederika

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  43. Wonderful job, so much stitching and so well done!!

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  44. Wow! It looks fantastic! Great job!

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  45. I really like her. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  46. Your Parisienne lady is fabulous!

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  47. Your embroidery is just beautiful. I love what you have done with it.

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  48. She's absolutely beautiful! Great job and I can't wait to see my Japanese Geisha! hahahaha!

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  49. Wow...she's gorgeous! You did a great job. Love it.

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  50. WOW is right, you realy stitched you way through Paris. Love the work and all the diffrent stitches.

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  51. Very nicely done! Your stitching is beautiful :)

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  52. You are so correct day 2 is awesome.

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  53. Amazing! The mark of a great stitcher is when the back looks good too!

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  54. Wow! You have some crazy embroidery skills. Love, love, love your Paris-themed project!

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  55. Fabulous project! I agree that I liked the hair the best - look at all that texture and highlighs you created - outstanding. I can see that you needed to fill in the design but - truly - the patterned background helped to make your picture really stunning. Bohkara totally amazing; a new stitch for me, too.

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  56. Just Gorgeous! Love your stitching and the paris background!

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  57. Stunning work Regena, very creative! Your fill in stitching is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  58. Gorgeous stitching and you have made this look very chic.

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  59. Tres Belle! I have never seen the bohkara stitch. Perfect for the skirt.

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  60. love how you put the city-scape in the background. Great job!

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  61. Oh how pretty! It must have been a lot of work, but you did great!

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  62. So amazing! Love the Paris skyline you added... that is exactly what came to mind when I first saw this pattern!

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  63. Hi!!! Wow!!! I love everything about it!!!!!

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  64. Wow! Oh my goodness she is gorgeous - and the choice of the patterned background was brilliant! blessings, marlene

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  65. Beautiful stitching! She is quite gorgeous.

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  66. Wow I do love her...Perfect stitching and love the extras. Happy Stitching

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  67. Wonderful stitching on your beautiful piece!

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  68. Stunning! This piece is amazing! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  69. Oh my! The back looks as superb as the front! Truly a fantastic piece and the fabric choice was spot on! Thank you for sharing.

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