Embroidery: Finally Finished

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I was late joining in with the February stitch along from Crabapple Hill Studio. The good thing about stitch alongs is they don’t have to be done immediately but can be stitched at your own speed. This is a free patterns so that is another thing I love about them.

stitch along from Crabapple Hill at craftygardener.ca

I downloaded the pattern, transferred it to material and was ready to start stitching.

stitch along from Crabapple Hill at craftygardener.ca

This is another project that is great for trying out new stitches or refreshing your mind on previously used stitches.

stitch along from Crabapple Hill at craftygardener.ca

I joined the Facebook group and found the details for each day and jotted down details on one of the pattern sheets I had printed out.

stitch along from Crabapple Hill at craftygardener.ca

Naturally I customized the stitching to suit me, as I chose the colours I like and adjusted some of the edging on the small squares.

stitch along from Crabapple Hill at craftygardener.ca

I’m just as proud of the back as I am of the front. It won’t be seen as I pinned it onto my embroidery project bag on one side.

my embroidery project bag at craftygardener.ca

On one of the side pieces I pinned a teacup embroidery that I did awhile ago and am working on another piece for the fourth side.

an upcycled bag at craftygardener.ca

Here is the finished upcycled bag with the embroidery piece stitched in place with my sewing machine. I just might embellish it with some hand embroidery around the edges.

This makes a fantastic project bag for my embroidery projects.

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

13 Responses

  1. Kim

    I wish I could say the back of my embroideries were as neat as the front. =) Such lovely embroidered pieces.

  2. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    That’s such a pretty design! I participated in her February stitch-along a few years ago, and enjoyed it very much. Another fun addition to your tote bag!

    • Crafty Gardener

      This design was lovely. I wonder if the previous projects are still available? I’ll have to check. Have a good day.

  3. CathieJ

    Your embroidery is beautiful. What a great way to upcycle a bag. I am thinking of doing something similar to a travel bag that has a logo that I would like to cover. Thanks for the great idea.

  4. Debbie- Dabble

    Once again, your embroidery is spectacular!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit…
    Happy April!!

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