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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Introducing Paper Ladies Collection - beginning with January ( Benefits to stitching)


If you are familiar with Paper Dolls -then this is the GROWN UP version called
Paper LADIES.

Cori from Chitter Chatter Designs has embraced everything Vintage...We have been chatting for months about a Collection that can be Appliquéd, Cross Stitch or Embroidered. She is one of the very best Appliqué artiste around....I , on the other hand embrace cross stitch....WE will be showing you both versions.

I have been walking you through my steps of taking a design by Cori, Tea for Two...and showing you how I am colouring her design with Floss .... This will be the same idea except each month I will do up yet another.... ( I am almost finished the LEGS, and will add all the floss for those who requested by early next week)

I know we are in February, but I am going to Begin with January....This is the first of a series...
Each month Cori has designed another image....Can you feel the breeze in this one...?
Each lady is seasonal and very vintage....

I am going to stretch out my fabric today and show you the colours of Presencia floss  I will be working with and hopefully you will check in on my progress...Pattern will be available very soon.
( will supply conversion for dmc too)

Each month Cori will showcase these designs in Appliqué and I will do them up in Cross Stitch.

 I will show you how to colour your Paper Ladies using floss...you will be so surprised at much easier your Ladies will stitch up as well as shading- Cori will be showing you how to applique and do fine embroidery....Think of this as we will be teaching you as we stitch along..

YOU know one of the best benefits  to Applique, cross stitching and embroidery....well there are a couple that came to mind..

1. Applique, cross stitch and embroidery is FAR less expensive than quilting. ( $300-400 approx quilt cost....)  stitching less than $30.00 and that is if you have  absolutely nothing on hand.

2. They are much easy to take with you, PORTABLE big bonus as I travel a lot on business.
I carry one wee bag with everything I need. People are always interesting in what  you are doing by hand..

3. YOU can use your own stash, as you can use any threads, any fabrics, any scraps that you have on hand.

4. YOU get the GREATEST, Latest and BEST patterns every month for a very small FEE!.

5. Here is my most favourite, YOU connect with LADIES from all over the WORLD, who are the inspiration for us to UNITE. There is something so wonderful to meet friends in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Germany, Poland, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden,  Italy, France, Spain, UK, NZ, Oz....of course US and Canada and so many other countries who have been dropping in with lovely notes....YOU are the reason why Cori and I are so inspired...WE have YOU cheering us on the way we will cheer you ON....

6. There is something so wonderful about stitching, quietly and seeing your threads come to life...
Believe me when I say this....I am so much HAPPIER these days, so happy happy happy!






The grown up version... by the way, they fit perfectly on a 8 x 11 sheet of paper
a very workable size to embroider, appliqué and or cross stitch..
Applique image is larger and will fit on a legal size paper or two sheets of paper taped...
All the patterns will feature design and details on how to do them, we will
show you on our blogs..

For those who have asked if they can just copy the images 
 this is not encouraged as they are all copyright.


 Please support our TALENTED Artists they will keep you IN
 inspired patterns and we will continue to showcase them...
Without Pattern MAKERS, none of us would be blogging...
and we certainly would not be stitching anything for that matter! 



Whenever you see this in our post...it means exactly that.
BRAND NEW- NEVER SEEN PATTERNS...
They are the GREATEST LATEST BEST.....




an older version....

There is nothing like bringing the PAST back into the future in STYLE.



I will be pulling colours from this VARIETY of BLUES...
( I have been using Presencia for years....my absolute favourite floss )

 JANUARY will have many of these hues of blues....


Let us know who would like this Pattern.....
Would you embroider, applique or cross stitch this design?

In stitching warmth. 


ps. Ladies...we are still working on the details for pattern layout and pricing...
get back to you real soon..

Yes there are 12 patterns....suitable for a quilt 
or a birthday LADY or girl ....
I have seen them ....they are all so unique and frankly speaking
NEVER EVER seen anything so BEAUTIFUL...

WE are thinking of one price for each, 
one price for 3
one price for 6 
or one price for all 12...




This will be just SAL ( stitch a long) 
We will add a list in one post with links to all those participating
so you can see their progress on their blogs.

This will not be a blog hop however we will recommend a timeline
and will ask those participating on certain dates to show us 
their progress... 

EACH month we will showcase yet another
Paper Lady....in the summer we will have one month whereby
2 Paper Ladies will be listed so by the end of the year, YOU will
have seen all 12 Paper Ladies...
 some of you may even consider doing them all.....
YOU know CORI and I will be doing just that...

54 comments:

  1. What a wonderful pattern. She is very talented. I can just feel the cold breeze whipping around that poor lady. I would love to embroider this. I think black thread on white with just a bit of color accents would be lovely. I cannot wait to see the rest of the ladies she designs. Oh my, you are making me love embroidery again.

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  2. Samm, was this a question? I will join the part, this is 100% YES, but do I already have to choose between X-Stich, embroidery or appliqué? I am in, but I still don't know which style I will use....
    I love Presencia as well, but you know my story with Portugal....
    Hugs

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  3. Well darling, those shades of blue are gorgeous!! I am excited to see how you progress with this. The 1st design is lovely. As you know I am a big cross stitcher, so that would be my choice of design.

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  4. Oh those paper dolls of years gone by, warm my heart. I of course can't seem to say no to any project that crosses my path. I see this little lady skating away on the pond only to come face to face with a big ole moose! LOL!!

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  5. Oh I would love to embroider this lovely lady! I love applique and embroidery and see her in my mind as a combination of both but I could choose just one if I had to! Or I would do a version of each! Please include me in this stitchery! My fingers are itching to start!

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  6. Sorry I hit send a moment ago before I asked this question - will Cori have these patterns for sale? I love the vintage style and could see this as a wall hanging or lap quilt when all 12 ladies are completed!

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  7. Love this design! I would choose cross stitch as my first choice and embroidery as my second. :)

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  8. Oh my, I love this. I had paper dolls when I was little but who didn't? Blue is a great color for January. Cross stitch would be my choice but depending I could put some applique into it. Is this series something that is purchased monthly?

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  9. Love it, either applique or embroider, when are you posting pattern for Jan

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  10. I would love thpattern. I think I would do some embroidery. Maybe applique, depending. I loved my paper dolls growing up .

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  11. I love the design, I think I would embroider it. I love cross stitch buy embroidery seems to fit with my bits of stitching time here and there.

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  12. Of course I want it! It's stunning - love, love, love it! blessings, marlene

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  13. I would love thpattern. I think I would do some embroidery. Maybe applique, depending. I loved my paper dolls growing up .

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  14. Nice design! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I also enjoy reading yours and I am your new follower as well too:)

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  15. I think this looks like a beauty of a project...tipping towards embroidery, myself.

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  16. They look gorgeous, I'll be lining up for sure and look forward to seeing more - I'd be either the embroidery or applique......

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  17. I am very interested in these designs. I might do both x-stitch and applique as alternate quilt blocks.

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  18. I would love to embroider and put these in quilt.

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  19. Beautiful bleu colors for that wonderful lady !

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  20. I love the idea of a SAL! Yay! So happy that the patterns will be available for purchase!!!

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  21. Love the designs! I will probably embroider because it is a wonderful project for carry along.
    Count me in!
    Janie

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  22. Love it, would definetely embroider, please count me in.

    Sue

    sue52g@gmail.com

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  23. Super cute. I'm an embroidery girl myself...

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  24. I'd love to embroider this cutie!

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  25. Love Them!!!! Ohhhh I so wish I could adopt these cuties!!! They would be so much fun to play with in a combination of Redwork & the applique. But I would love to also cross-stitch these beauties!!

    Thanks for asking about them. Looks like there is a lot of interest in them.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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  26. They are adorable! I would do mine in applique due to my eyes. Unfortunately, I cannot afford the patterns. Guess I will just watch and be a cheerleader for you. (Unless I woukd be allowed to draw the pattern)

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  27. I am in for Cross Stitch for sure for all 12, possibly embroidery a few of them too. I am a Paper doll lover, and this one of January is just so sweet!! I have the Presencia threads color chart, will just need to know what colors to order.
    I hope your having a Great week end!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  28. Will the cross stitch pattern be filled in like you are doing now, or will there be an actual cross stitch chart?

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  29. What a fun idea, a sew along! I like the options for purchasing the patterns. I would probably do all at once.

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  30. I will happily participate - probably with embroidery and would love to do my ladies in redwork, but the jury is out until I see the designs. One question - are you releasing all patterns at once in order to buy three or six at a time? or will they be released one per month? Sorry if I am getting ahead of myself. Just pure excitement. Judy C in NC

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  31. I can see so many ideas and techniques for these charming designs. I think a SAL is a perfect idea for this.

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  32. I am excited to see this series. I think I'd like to try them in applique.
    xx, Carol

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  33. I'm very interested. I used to do tons of embroidery, mostly count-thread (cross stitch, Hardanger, white work, etc), but got away from it. Now I think I'd like to do surface embroidery.

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  34. I am so looking forward to working on the ladies. This is going to be fun and interesting. Thank you.

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  35. Paper ladies look like the perfect designs for embroidery...I love the embroidery idea, but that is not to say I wouldn't try the cross stitch. Thanks for always inspiring me!!

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  36. Looks like fun. I still love paper dolls...

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  37. I'm excited also! I will be embroidering them and would like all 12. I love the colors of blues/aquas!!! Can't wait to here more about these patterns.

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  38. Exciting! Paper dolls were my favorite growing up and I'm sure Paper Ladies will be favorites now. I'd cross stitch them.

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  39. I used to LOVE paper dolls! As a little girl I cut my ladies out of the Sear's catalog, then found babies to go with each one. What great memories! Cori's January lady is just beautiful!

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  40. How absolutely MARVELOUS!!
    The two of you together make magic...divine. xx

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  41. The pattern is darling. So fun. You two make an awesome pair.

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  42. I would love to make these in cross stitch or embroidery and possibly turning them into a quilt. Please let me know when the patterns are available

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  43. I. LOVE. IT.
    I am WAY too excited to use my new frame for these patterns! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

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  44. I absolutely love the idea. However, before I can think of another hand project, I have to go back to my neuro-opthamologist to see if he can give me a Rx for glasses for close work. For the Tammy bag, I had to use a magnifier that rested on my chest. I'd take a stitch, it would fall and then I'd have to readjust everything for each stitch. I know I love cross stitch and it was just too frustrating. Even with the prisms in my glasses, I have to move my head to be able to see/feel the holes in the fabric. So, now I have a good nudge to get it done. This is going to be so excited. I loved paper dolls and still love dolls.

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