to a world of talented, kind, exquisite ladies. They all either applique, embroider or cross stitch.
( translate link is on my side bar)
If you are looking for inspiration they will no doubt inspire you in so many ways. I also have a list on my side bar of many talented stitchers who continue to inspire me and have me reaching new heights. Their photographs, their unique style and their presence on our planet unites us all...
I poured you a brew....your favourite ...
Now a little background on me... Mdm Samm from the Escarpment in Wine Country, Canada
I have been stitching for decades, from as early as I can remember, I was the only girl at boarding school who had her own sewing box complete with threads, scissors and needles.... My sweet girlfriends would find me whenever they needed some mending or a button sewn on.
So it stands to reason, what you learn as a child has a habit of sticking with you into womanhood.
A role I love playing by the way, I am still a little girl inside, and as my goal as young child was to unite girls who were kind and thoughtful to this day- it follows me...LOOK YOU are here...
WE are united in stitches, a bond no matter what language has-- universal appeal. So thank you for coming along my journey. My hopes is to gather you all and to CELEBRATE YOU! ( and your incredible talent)
In the meantime, let's see some of my favourite stitchings...
I believe it was over 20 years that I first did this rose....( this is a remake) I lost
my other in a flood a year ago. I have always loved the depth, the colour....So I dug
up the pattern in my archives and it has become my blog banner....
I never liked roses for a variety of reasons but TODAY, it has come to represent
the petals of my life, the sweet, the depth of colour, and even some thorny pricks.
It stirs deep emotion, deep love and a passion that will
linger far longer than the petals on its stem. ..
And then there are BIRDS.....
I really like birds, something that is part
of my daily ritual....I grab a coffee in the early hours and sit on my window bench
and watch the many feathered friends I have come to admire...
They teach me so much- for instance:
patience....in capturing that perfect photo,
tenderness in heart that I may be a small part of their survival during the winter months
united in flight, they watch for any predators, no matter their species, they all look after each other
pure joy, that they trust me so much to come so close
and smiles... oh yes many many smiles...I love their chatter, because even in their
language -I KNOW they are HAPPY and content! They Matter!
And then walked in some LEGS....
If you been following us at all you will note Cori from Chitter Chatter Designs
Each one UNIQUE and filled with possibilities...
This is what your legs could like in just embroidery...
( Cori designed this for me) Isn't it beautiful...?
Well these legs started it all....She appliqued hers and I traced mine
and coloured it with Presencia Floss.( my floss of choice) This stirred us both as we LOVE LADIES.
We love dressing them up, we love anything we can do with threads...
hence PAPER Ladies...kind of like Paper Dolls you may remember from your youth.
We teach you along the way on how to NOT FOLLOW THE RULES....
It is so very easy, just colouring with floss between the lines...
Cori teaches you how to applique using her unique method!
This led to January- Paper Ladies....I have completed her, but I wanted to show you
with simple colours ( only 10) , you just trace the pattern and cross stitch within the lines...
I did her muff and pompom on her hat with cashmere threads
we have them exclusively called Paper Ladies Cashmere ( all colours will be shown soon)
if you would like some, let us know
I am now working on March- Paper Ladies will have her completed by end of the month..
The March Paper Lady is holding a bunny....
yes she is also done in cashmere...
and she has whiskers... ( the bunny not the lady)
So YOU see, if you are ready to NOT FOLLOW RULES
we would love to include you in our Adventure..
We will keep you stitching, we will keep you inspired, we guarantee that!
I am so pleased to be among the best stitchers around the world.
YOU inspire me, you make me smile with delight when I see
your latest creation and you make me proud to be part of something
that keeps us all in Stitches...
Besides the Free cross stitch below, we, Cori and I wanted to have a giveaway
of our favourite tools ...
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Leave a comment...
You will get some cashmere by Paper Ladies - red, black and red...enough to last you
many many projects...
A special brush to brush your cashmere
A set of tweezers for shaving and picking your threads
one piece of Black Aida ( Chalk Talk with us Pattern)
one piece of Monaco Fabric ( white 28 ct)
1 bottle of WIPE OUT ( removes your marks from your fabric)
1 stick with me button ( needle holder and pattern holder)
Congratulations to the following LADIES
Konstance in Bavaria ( you won the one in the other post)
Александра in Moscow ( you won this one below)
YOUR prizes ladies are on their way!
Just trace on your favourite cloth and begin stitching....
In tender warmth and universal stitches...
Our link will be available till early next week!