Flowers Galore

I’m back.  I know I haven’t blogged in about a month.  Oh dear!  I’ve been busy working on some new things for the shop that will roll out early next year.  And, I’ll admit, enjoying a little down time with my son over summer vacation.

Many of you may have seen this piece on Facebook last week.  I stitched this beautiful piece by Melissa Prince and I just love how it turned out.

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Melissa designed this to be a piece in a girl’s room.  But I just loved it so much and wanted to do it.  So  . . . I thought why couldn’t this be like a welcome sign in my house?  The green placquard comes blank and Melissa will paint any name on it for you.

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I think the little blue flowers are my favorite flowers on the entire piece.

vallerie 3

You know how I love Brick Stitch beading!  And we have a new bead vendor who has some crazy beads.  These were just perfect to fill the inside of the sunflower with.

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A lot of people asked if I applied a trim of some sort for the gold braid and the name.  Nope!  It’s called Hungarian Double Braided chain.  I picked up that little gem from Tony Minieri the last time I saw him.

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I’ll write up the stitch guide soon for this piece.  But . . .I was also thinking this would be an excellent class piece.  Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll work it into our crazy schedule.


  1. Linda Jacobson says:

    It’s drop dead gorgeous! I’m definitely interested in a class (or two) and stitch guide.

  2. Marti Tyler says:

    What a great class project with so many things to learn. I’m just seeing this now (1/30/18 !!) so I’m sure I’ve missed it. Do you have this in a kit with instructions?

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