Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Excellent Eggs...

Despite the sleet and snow that has been falling for almost 24-hours, I did see more birds in the trees today...so I am still hopeful that spring is on the way! I can't believe Easter is in just a few weeks...it's no wonder why I have had and urge to work on some cheerful, springtime items. I wanted to do some seasonal freestanding lace ornaments for my wrought iron tree and found some wonderfully digitized Easter eggs at emblibrary.com...I made a set for myself and decided they were so bright and beautiful, I just had to make some for my Etsy shop. I started out making several sets in pastel colors...then I made a few sets in citrus colors...for some reason these Easter eggs make me happy! I immediately put my set on display...which is a lovely way to distract me from the gloom and icy/snowy conditions outside. These eggs are machine embroidered and measure an average of 3" W x 3.75" H...and I am thinking they would look good on an Easter wreath (I may just have to make myself some more!)....

I have been getting quite a bit of designing and model stitching done this week. I designed, stitched, and finished my ornament for the 2013 Just CrossStitch Ornament Issue...I designed and have almost finished the Mystery Bonus for Blue Jeans and Daisies (plus I finished the "fun finishing idea" for part three)...and I have been stitching the class project for the New England Stitcher's Retreat being held this fall...it has been a productive week. I also have another fun design in the works - something very special - and I will have more to share with you in the near future.

For now, I will be spending the rest of the evening in my cozy stitching nest...it's the perfect place to relax on a cold, snowy evening...


  1. Those are really beautiful, I need to start using my embroidery features.
    I have heard others talk about Enfield, will have to visit that area next time I head north.


  2. Oh, those eggs are gorgeous!

  3. What fabulous looking eggs you created, Belinda!


  4. Hi, Can you tell me how you made the eggs? I've been wanting to do something similar with butterflies for hair clips for my daughter but couldn't remember the technique. I've searched the web but can't seem to type in the correct search words to find into. Is it just heavy water soluble interfacing that you embroider on? Did you use a hoop? My embroidery machine requires a hoop. THANKS! Sarah

    1. Sarah - I am replying here in hopes you see my message - since you posted anonymously and are listed as "no-reply", I have no other way of contacting you or responding to your questions. I have posted all these answers on my blog in previous machine embroidery posts. Yes, they are embroidered on water soluble stabilizer...and as you can see in my top photo, they are done in a hoop. Do a Google search for "how to machine embroider freestanding lace" and you will find lots of directions and tips. Hope this helps...

    2. Thanks, sorry, I have trouble posting through google and didn't have time to futz with it. I'll check your search string and your other blog entries!