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March 4, 2015

Blog Hop Day 5!

Happy Thursday!  Wow is this hop flying!  
So far we have had designs in cotton & wool... I wonder what Ali Strebel has in store for us!  I can't think of two better mediums to use then those!  They sure seem to go hand in hand!  I have been working with both of those each day!  It has been fun seeing the wool on my new fabric line! 
Click above to enlarge This is a gorgeous vintage clip art image of a nest with perfect blue Robin’s eggs!!!

Up next is Ali Strebel!  Be sure to click her link and head over to her blog and enjoy another day of SPRING inspiration!!!  Don't forget to print off her recipe!  Those biscuits sound super yummy!!!  They would be great to add to your Easter menu!  Also below is Ali's Q & A!  Did you know she has been in business since 1986?  Wow!  I was still in high school and had no clue our paths would cross some day in such a great industry!  So neat!

Here is the link to click once you are ready to head her way for more spring goodness!!!

 Q & A

Tell us briefly about yourself…
Ali Strebel, mother of 4, grandmother of 10, been in business since 1986 and still love what I do.

Favorite medium to work in?
All things wool.

What inspires you?
The need to create, and loyal customers always wanting more.

Indispensable tool?
Quality materials

Your design style in 3 words?
Primitive, Folksy, Mixed Mediums

On the drawing board?
Several projects for up and coming workshops.

You collect?
Interesting antique textiles and sewing implements.

On your bucket list?
To travel more.

We were just talking about wool... What about stitches on wool?  I am a huge fan of the blanket stitch!  Lately I have been noticing many variations of the stitch itself.  I thought I would share a couple tutorials that I came across.  Please click the link on the bottom for more info!  I think these are very easy and doable.  It never hurts to learn a new stitch or put a new twist on your current work!

DIY 5 Blanket Stitch Variations and Tutorials from coletterie here. I post a lot of DIYs that use blanket stitch from clothing using fleece ...

Here are few more great stitches that ware fairly easy and again, would be a nice twist on your work!  I also love the feather stitch.  It comes in handy in many places.  I always use it on a wing of a bird, for the veins in leaves and so much more! 

more embroidery stitches

Nests!  I think a very sweet and simply way to dress up anything for spring is by simply adding a nest and a couple vintage looking eggs!  Another great way is to gather some of your favorite pieces and arrange them on a cake pedestal, old tray or vintage box like this example.   And of course... don't for get the small quilt under it!  That is the more important part!

                                            29 Ideas for Rustic Easter Décor | Daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on Architecture, Art and Design

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
                     March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon


http://thankfullga447 said...

I love all the stitches and I love what you did with the tea cups for spring.

Susie H said...

What a great post! Thanks! Always enjoy seeing new stitches and the "nest" ideas were so spring-like! Thank you AGAIN!!!

Candee said...

Thank you for this blog hop Stacy! It is so much fun. I decorate for all the seasons, but don't have very much for Spring. All of these projects are wonderful & I've started making them. Just bought the ingredients for that peanut butter dessert too!

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