Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meet and Greet Stitchers Around the World

  Visit here if you want to meet many new creative stitchers from all around the world.

I have always loved all kinds of needlework.  For many years I did nothing but cross stitch but I now have gone back to embroidery and I am trying to improve my applique skills.  Most of what I am sharing today is cross stitch.

Back in 1979 we moved to Wisconsin where my husband attended college.  One of my first friends in our new town was a lover of cross stitch.  She shared a little fabric, thread and a pattern with me and I was hooked.  This is one of my first projects and I sent it to my grandmother for Christmas that year.


Over the years I have tried many different projects, using various types of fabric.  My favorite fabrics are linens but as I get older it is a bit easier to stitch on Aida cloth.

I took pictures of my work that is still hanging on my walls here at home.
The one above hangs in our living room.

This picture hangs in our bedroom.  Violets are such lovely and delicate flowers.

This fun picture hangs in our dining room.

This cross stitch is about 5 by 7 and is one of the most detailed I have ever done.  I enjoyed doing it but it seemed to take forever.  It hangs on the wall outside my sewing room.

I made a teacup for each of my five sisters.  I had originally made this teacup picture for my grandmother and it was given back to me after she passed away.

I am also a lover of embroidery and want to share one of my latest projects.  My grandmother inspired me to learn embroidery when I was about thirteen and I have made many projects since then.

This is one of my  latest embroidery projects.   It is stitched on linen using a Crabapple Hill design called Nesting Time.   I have not decided how this will be finished off.  I could frame it or  make a large pillow but I will have to think about it a little longer.

Now I would like to have a little giveaway.  Below is a pincushion I made and I would like to share it with someone.  It is made using linen with applique and embroidery.  The design was created by Cheryl of Willowberry Designs.  Visit my blog post here where I share a little more about this fun stitch along.  If you would like to have the chance to win the pincushion, just leave a comment and I will pick the winner on April 4th, which is my birthday and a fun way to celebrate.


Leave a comment and let me know if you like needlework and if so which type is your favorite.  I think I will pick a winner the old fashioned way and have my husband pull a name out of a basket.


I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today and that you will take a little time to visit the other stitchers.  Thank you Mdm Samm and Cori for this Meet and Greet.


Below is the list of stitchers signed up for this Meet and Greet.



cross stitcher
Elizabeth @ecoughlindesigns
applique and red work

27 comments:

  1. Your stitching work is all so lovely Sherry!

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  2. ohhh so pretty ,cup runneth is my fav...there is just something about anything cups that has me running over to you to let you know wink...
    or be sure to link to Sherry xx

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  3. Your stitcheries are fabulous. And isn't that a Paula Vaughn design.. I always steered clear of those because of the time each would take. Kudos for you for finishing one.

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  4. Beautiful work, Sherry! Wow!

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  5. Very pretty work, Sherry!
    My favorite needlework is cross stitching.

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  6. Your projects are beautiful, Sherry. The cups you did for your sisters are wonderful.

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  7. Visiting from Eastern Canada. Very lovely projects. Thanks for sharing & the giveaway.

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  8. Love all of your stitcheries, the cups are my favorite! I love cross stitch and hand embroidery, it is so relaxing and portable. Thank you for doing the Meet and Greet.

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  9. Oh the My Cup one - love, love, love it! And your embroidered vase is gorgeous! blessings, marlene

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  10. Love all your Xstitching designs. I tend to do more stitcheries, which I find very relaxing of an evening. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  11. Wow, you have a lot of beautiful cross-stitch. I love the porch rocker.

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  12. Sherry, I like your cross stitching and embroidery projects! Embroidered vase is simply beautiful♥
    I am a big fan of cross stitching, this type of needlework is the most relaxing for me :)

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  13. Your stitcheries are lovely. What a lovely idea to make a cup for each of your sisters. We love embroidery round our place.

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  14. I laughed out loud when I saw My Cup Runneth Over, how cute!

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  15. You have done some pretty stitches for sure! So many cute projects... I am really in love with the daises, so simple and cute, love the colors.

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  16. I am always impressed, when I see when talented ladies like you work so wonderful things in different techniques.
    Happy to meet you!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hilda

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  17. Beautiful work Sherry. I love all embroidery too.

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  18. Great work !!
    I love all of your stitching.
    Greetings from Germany
    Marion

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  19. Hello Sherry,
    your works are all so beautiful and made in different ways - great, I love them all!

    Greetings from Bavaria
    Gabriele

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  20. All your projects are beautifully stitched. Nice to meet you.

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  21. Lovely work!I am from the Meet and Greet too!I am glad to see someone else too showed photos of cross stitched pices from their wall!AriadnefromGreece!

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  22. Lovely work!I am from the Meet and Greet too!I am glad to see someone else too showed photos of cross stitched pices from their wall!AriadnefromGreece!

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  23. WOW! So many beautiful projects that you shared. Thanks so much, it's nice to meet you and see all the details of your work.

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  24. Wow, what gorgeous stitching you have on show. I love the cup runeth over one! What a lovely idea to stitch teacups for your sisters :)
    I am a cross stitcher... I haven't tried any other form of needlework for a very long time.... One day again maybe!!
    Love your giveaway pin cushion:)
    Hugs xx

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  25. Hi Sherry,
    Your stitch are wonderful, I loved all!
    I love a lot of needlework, but embroidery is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing the cushion.
    Blessings,

    Olinda (from Brazil)

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  26. Hi Sherry,
    Your stitch are wonderful, I loved all!
    I love a lot of needlework, but embroidery is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing the cushion.
    Blessings,

    Olinda (from Brazil)

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