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:
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