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      Originally posted by Wendy Westmoreland-Wendyworlando View Post
      Running behind....
      Wendy, There is an advantage of running behind. You get to see all the wonderful creations that have been posted so
      it is easier to determine what you like and things you don't like. Keep posting, it will be fun to see it grow. HelenW

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        Done! I made my sampler into a 14" x 28" bolster pillow- a perfect companion to my Kaffe Fassett quilt. I learned so much with this project, but most importantly I gained so much confidence for doing embroidery. I've "graduated" to buying Sue Spargo materials to continue on. Thank you, Alex!
        (had trouble uploading full shot of the pillow! kept cutting off the ends-sorry)

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        • Debra W. commented
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          This is fabulous!

        • Noella D. commented
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          So beautiful!

        • Becky A. commented
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          Wow! Just beautiful!

        Originally posted by MSHendel View Post
        Done! I made my sampler into a 14" x 28" bolster pillow- a perfect companion to my Kaffe Fassett quilt. I learned so much with this project, but most importantly I gained so much confidence for doing embroidery. I've "graduated" to buying Sue Spargo materials to continue on. Thank you, Alex!
        (had trouble uploading full shot of the pillow! kept cutting off the ends-sorry)
        Peg, Your more than graduated to Sue Spargo caliber. I give you an A+++ on all aspects of your pillow. Will you post a picture of
        you Kaffe companion quilt? Would love to see them together. I can't imagine a more pretty pillow in embroidery. Outstanding!!!
        HelenW
        Last edited by Helen W.; 01-28-2022, 07:12 AM.

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          Thank you Alex for this great class! I work on mine everyday. Hearts are my favorite motif. Denise Pelkey
          Last edited by dpelkey; 01-27-2022, 04:34 PM.

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          • Becky A. commented
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            I love the hearts! They will be on my next project for sure!

          Originally posted by NanaSuz View Post
          Helen, I saw your butterfly embroidery on Alex's Live yesterday. The butterflies are beautiful.
          Do you mind sharing how you made them? I love the transformational imagery of butterflies.
          NanaSuz in Ohio
          Suzanne L, I was given a book called Butterfly Stitches a couple years ago. I have never done hand embroidery but I loved the
          butterflies. When Alex started this class I pulled it out and made a copy of a couple of the butterfly patterns on freezer paper.
          Then I made raw edge applique in black kona cotton. I edge stitched in black thread 1.0 1.0 zig zag. The book has wonderful pictures
          with lots on line drawn butterflies. She has line drawn pieces for doing in wool applique. I don't have any wool, so I just used black cotton.
          The book only teaches one or two stitches. She says you can find the techniques everywhere on the internet. I just used what Alex
          was teaching. HelenW

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            Suzanne L, The pictures did not upload so I am doing them in a separate post. HelenW

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            • Suzanne L. commented
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              Helen, thanks so much. I ordered the book from Amazon and look forward to trying some of the butterflies. Have a good day,

            Make it your own embroidery or 2022 BOM??? How about both. Almost ready to start filling the applique shapes with embroidery stitches.
            Thank you Alex. I would not know how to do the stitches if I had not been following your classes. You are a wonderful source of inspiration
            and your life long learning philosophy is exactly how I feel. HelenW

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            • Carole B. commented
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              Beautiful work Helen! I just may do this in wool and/or embroidery!

            I finished my first project and figured why not do it again. My first project is a pillow which I love. Now I’m working on some wool circles - keeping the circle them and laying it a bit. I am totally hooked. And I’ve spent way too much on fancy threads. But that’s ok. A girl need a diverse stash.

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            • Becky A. commented
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              I love the pillow you created - the addition of the fabrics to make the pillow really enhances the embroidery work. Nice job!

            Enjoying class! Hope this helps me to get back to my crazy quilt I started right before Covid hit. Have you seem Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery by Sharon Boggon? It shows stitch for left and right handers.

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              Originally posted by HelenW View Post
              Picked up my embroidery stitching after finishing the BOM Jan. block. Both have been lots of fun. HelenW
              You rock! Beautiful job on both pieces! I adore your take on the BOM. Can wait to see what you do next month.
              Carole B. aka nhbaskets

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                Making progress...and having a great time!

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                • Peg commented
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                  I really like the bottom photo- starlike center with buttonhole outside. Well done!

                • Becky A. commented
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                  Me too Peg! Going to make sure that one gets placed on my next project!

                Hi Alex and Gang,
                I have been working on my embroidery every other day. So here is my progress. The other days I work on my WIPs. I really love this project.I am nowhere near finished!
                Thanks Alex,

                Noella

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                  I have really enjoyed jumping into the world of hand embroidery! I am doing this years BOM also, and plan to use the skills I’m learning here to embellish that project! I think one of the most important things I have taken away from this class is the importance of using the correct needle size and type.

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                    I am relatively new to embroidery and have never worked on silk. Also, I decided to challenge myself in learning to use neutrals. Still have a ways to go but having so much fun!

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