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    All done except for all the French knots and doodads. This has been a wonderful journey. Thank you, Alex.

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      Originally posted by imnrn4hearts View Post
      I love this! So many stitches I haven't tried yet. The larger circle in lower left... what stitch is that in the larger area of the circle? Very interesting and I'd like to try it. Also - love the wavy chain stitch on the outside of the upper right full circle. Beautiful job!
      Thanks! I used the backstitch zigzag (p. 49 of Hand Embroidery Dictionary). I couched each leg in the middle because they were so long. Then I added conglomeration of stitches to each peak, consisting of a lazy daisy, straight stitches and a french knot in the middle.

      For the wavy chain border I used a rotating cutting mat for my circle template!

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        Picked up my embroidery stitching after finishing the BOM Jan. block. Both have been lots of fun. HelenW

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          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
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          I'm just getting started.....
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          Running behind....

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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!

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