Stitch Me Up – Embroidery Blog Hop Today!

Welcome to CaliQuilter! Thanks to Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt for organizing these on-going rounds of blog hops. A big thank you to my friend Jane, of Jane’s Fabric and Quilts ,who has kept us organized and been our cheerleader. Next to quilting, embroidery is my favorite needle art. For this hop we were given a number of delightful embroidery designs to use. It was hard to decide, but I chose three of my favorites. These are my projects:


A 16-inch pillow for the sofa. This darling overstuffed chair design reminds me of  Mary Engelbreit’s work.



A  five-inch square pincushion for my sewing room. I love this little floral pattern. I used a raw linen fabric and like the way the embroidery looks on the textured surface.


I think this one is my favorite. It was so fun to work on. I adapted the embroidery design and filled some areas with raw-edge applique to fill the spaces and give it more color. This is an 18-inch pillow. The borders are the same fabric as the girl’s skirt, but they look black in the photo for some reason. Madam Samm drew this design and I just love it. Such attitude!

I am celebrating the hop with a little give-away. Follow my blog and leave a comment and you are entered. I will use the random number generator on the last day of the hop to pick the winner.

I will send the winner these fat quarters:


Thank you so much for visiting me today, and I hope you will visit again!

Be sure to visit the other blogs on today’s hop:

76 thoughts on “Stitch Me Up – Embroidery Blog Hop Today!”

  1. I love your pillow. I love the fluffy chair pattern. I’m going to be forced to get out my needle and floss soon. Thanks

  2. What wonderful projects! I thought of Mary Engelbreit too, when I saw your chair (“chair full of bowlies”)! My favorite is your pincushion–love that design!

  3. Love your ideas and your work. I think my favorite is your pincushion or maybe the lady – too hard to choose.

  4. Oh my gosh Joanie!! You were so busy! I love them all. Yes the chair does remind me of an M.E. print. Love the pincushion, I soooo need to make one too! and your Ooo La La girl, love what you did with her. Thank you so much for sharing and playing!

  5. Great stitchery projects. Lov ethem all. Especially the lady with the dog….That one is adorable.
    Also thank you for the chanc eto enter your fabric giveaway. Those fabrics are very pretty, and they all go very well together.

  6. Your projects turned out wonderfully—all of them. I think I like the overstuffed chair the best though. Maybe because I almost picked that one, LOL??

    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly receive the fabric giveaway—not much chance of it happening but it IS lovely.

  7. I Love your Designs! I especially love the colors of threads you used and the Walking Dog Lady with Fabric combined thread work! Thats for the Great Fabric Giveaway!

  8. Love all your pillows! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I follow via email
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  9. love your project nice choice of fabric for giveaway thanks …follow via email
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


  11. Such lovely stitching! Love your choice of colors and I have a ways to go before my stitches look so good. Thanks for sharing your creativity and a wonderful give-away.

  12. Fabulous! I think my favourite is the pincushion!
    Thank you for sharing.
    I’m a new follower!

  13. Your work is fantastic! I think my favourite is the pin cushion — or maybe the Parisienne lady. It is very hard to choose!

  14. Please don’t enter me in your giveaway. But I have to tell you your 3 projects are wonderful. Well done.

  15. All of your projects are great but the chair is my favorite. I really like the colors you used in it!

  16. Each of your projects are simply lovely. I am very fond of the french lady, too. That was a great idea to add applique to enhance it.

  17. I love each of your projects. They are each creative and beautifully done. I am a new follower via email. I will look around some more.

  18. You really inspire me. Each one of your stitcheries is gorgeous. Madame has the best hops, so glad to see you in on this one.

  19. This took my breath. Loved your pin cushion. Your lady was a great idea. Will have to get this pattern. You are so good. Thank you for the view.

  20. I love all of your projects, can’t pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway . I am a follower via email. vickise at gmail dot com

  21. Your projects are all so pretty! I really like the linen pin cushion. I just love the look of linen.

  22. I follow your blog through Google Reader (soon to be history). Embroidery is the perfect portable project which I why I love it. Your giveaway fabrics are lovely.

  23. Beautiful stitching Joan…luv them all, I think the big comfy chair is my favorite and definitely Mary Engelbreit. Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

  24. I love that sweet little chair! I have seen it in several different colors and would love to get a hold of the pattern. Could you tell me where I can get it?

    Your embroidery is beautiful. I love your pretty pincushion.

    Thank you for linking up! Beautiful work!

    xo -E

  25. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at through my creative mind!

    Stop by tomorrow (Sat) for a special linky party


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  27. I could have stayed permanently! My daughter took the photos. It’s nice to hear from you!

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