This week the challenge stitch is the buttonhole stitch, my Favorite!! My Grandmother taught me how to embroider when I was very young. She was making a quilt with triangles that would eventually be pieced together. She taught me how to do the bottonhole stitch and we did this stitch around many, many triangles in white cotton thread, we worked on this for many years. After years of work we finally finished the quilt. I loved that quilt. I tried to get the quilt when she passed away but I was unable to secure it for myself. But as I stitch this weeks challenge I will think of Grandma and her beautiful quilt!
I did the buttonhole stitch along the hem of my robe below the pine trees. I used two strands of variegated green cotton thread.
Because my canvas is so large I am struggling each week with what to add. So I finally decided to add a large flower. I used six strands of variegated pink thread to attach flower.
And last but not least I added a heart for my baby Lola!!
I love to create things and am one of those people who has to keep my hands busy. I have always been this way. If I am not "creating" in some form I tend to get depressed and blue. I spent many hours at my Grandmother's knees learning how to china paint, knit, and crochet. My home is now filled with items I have created thanks to my Grandmother!! She was a great and loving teacher and I was an eager learner.
I have not only filled my house with my creations, but I have filled other family members homes as well. My oldest son told me recently "no more", he will not accept another painting, quilt, or wall hanging of any sort...his walls are filled!!
Since my friends and families homes are filled, I have acquired a large pile of finished products... I was encouraged for years to open an Etsy shop, So I finally did!! In my shop you will find my creations using a wide range of textiles all created and made by my hands lovingly taught by my Grandmothers hands. All items are 100% handmade!! There are paintings, hand-stitched items, knitted and crocheted items, sewn items and many more.
I hope you enjoy investigating my shop and if you have any questions just ask me. I am looking foward to running my shop and getting to meet new and exciting people. I hope to be able to service this community for many years.