Monday, October 24, 2011

Sachet WIP’s

I love making these.  Each one looks different because of beads and threads chosen to work with. I’ve got to do the edges and stuff with dried lavender then I can package these up in zip lop bags ready for sale.  Well, I hope they will sell.

My mind keeps working on other embroidery projects, crocheting, gardening and homecaring are thrown into the mix too, plus my part-time job.




That’s it for now. I need to get a move on for the day.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Stitchin Fingers

Good morning everyone.

I really am loving embroidering and I just found a wonderful site for people who love to stitch. It is called Stitchin Fingers. For all kinds of needleworkers.

There are some wonderful creations here and I am inspired and encouraged to keep on with needle, hooks and thread.

I want to thank all who have followed along over in my other blog FlowerLady’s Musings with my creations, etc.


Take your needle, my child,

and work at your pattern;

it will come out a rose by and by.

Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently

and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Zebra longwing & Firebush blooms

Finished at last.

I really enjoyed embroidering this piece.

The size is ~ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".

Friday, May 7, 2010

Latest creation

Good morning Friends ~ Here is my latest little creation. It measures 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high. It took 7 hours from start to finish. The other pieces I've done and shown here, with the exception of the bird, I did not keep track of my time, which is why I've not yet posted them for sale on Etsy, in our shop ArtistikUs ElastikUs. Beading takes more time than the actual embroidery, but to me the beads really add something to each piece and I love doing this needlework.

I've been collecting antique embroidery motifs some as early as 17th century for my needlework creations.

Click on pictures for a closer view.

Thank you for stopping in to take a look at what is going on here in our little Plum Cottage.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New blog for my Etsy shop

Hi Folks ~ Sorry to say I won't be using the name Plum Cottage Creations
for my Etsy shop.

Here is a link to ArtistikUs ElastikUs and my first posting there.

Thanks for visiting and all of your encouragement and kind comments here.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

SOLD :-)

Hello there ~ Well, yesterday I finished the little embroidered Eastern Bluebird. I sent a picture to the Lady who was interested in it, and she emailed back saying she loved it and wanted to own it. The overall size is about 5"x5".

Wowser ~ My first sale before I even open my little Etsy shop. Now I'm excited to start the next piece, even though I don't have a clue as to what it will be.

I've got to work on an inventory list in my computer and take photos of everything so that I can upload and post to my little shop for the grand opening.

Thanks again for all of your kind comments.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The start of next embroidered piece

Hi there Folks ~ When I saw a picture that SweetBay posted in her blog of a sweet little Eastern Bluebird, I asked her if I could use the photo as inspiration f
or a needlework piece, and she graciously gave her permission.

I finally started this afternoon. Already have almost 2 hours into the piece. I am using one strand of embroidery thread instead of two, for a finer look. I already used a black bead for his eye, and that brought him to life.

This piece is a tad intimidating, but I'm enjoying i
t now that I've started.

Click on pictures for a larger view.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL