Thursday, November 7, 2013

ME blog hop and giveaway

Fall ME Blog Hop copy
I finally joined my FIRST Machine Embroidery Blog Hop!
Thanks to SewCalGal for hosting it and to Zandra at Embroidershoppe
When I had to pick out SOMETHING on the site, I had SO many favorites!
Look at THIS crazy applique set!
Or how about Kiddie Slippers?
Now I was debating these two pin cushions…
cupcakes or a purse…… which one did I pick???
 
 
 
The purse!!
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It was so much fun, appli-quilting!!
There’s 55 steps to this! but well worth it- most of them are the embroidery/applique part
(I’m using a 5” x 7” hoop btw)
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I used my little craft iron to flatten down the fabrics, worked great!
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This is the main part of the purse in the hoop
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You also make the sides and flap in the hoop!
Then sew it together
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Then make the cute handle with wire and beads
(I have lots of those from jewelry making)
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Here’s the front and back of a GREEN version I made for Sharon for the pincushion swap I’m hosting Smile
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Two of them together!
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Now Sonja liked the first one so much that I had to make her one too but made a fabric handle and omitted the button
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She liked it Smile
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She would sometimes carry it on her wrist like a little lady.
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Since I got this file early, I just HAD to make a few more!
These two are for friends
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A friend of mine really likes the colors of the rainbow!
Genesis 9:16
“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
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Here’s the two of them together
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And another last minute bag, for a blogger friend also.
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How would you like a giveaway??
Zandra is giving away ONE embroidery file from her site.
 
1st take a look at the embroidershoppe website and tell me
which design(s) would be on your wish list! ( You might get your wish!)
2nd entry- tell me what kind of embroidery machine you have and what size hoop it uses and what file type it uses.
3rd entry if you sign up on the website
4th entry for my followers Smile
I’ll pick a winner on Nov 14th.
 
Here’s the schedule of the other participants
Monday, November 4th
SewCalGal
Tuesday, November 5th
                        Kelly Jackson/Karin Callander – I Have A Notion  - http://www.ihaveanotion.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, November 6th
                        Patsy Thompson – Patsy Thompson Designs - http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/blog/
Thursday, November 7th
      Bea Lee   - Beaquilter -
Friday, November 8
     Dana Gafney  - Stormy Days -
         SewCalGal

94 comments:

Marian said...

Really really cute.. Not a fan of the beaded like handles, but then I am not a fan of beaded projects in the first place, so don't let my opinion get ya upset or anything ok :) I however LOVE LOVE LOVE the bags, the colors you used, all the different bags.. just really really awesome.

Fiesta said...

Bea thank you for posting today. Now I have another site from which to buy my embroidery designs. I love the 3 d flowers.

Fiesta said...

I have a Bernina 780

Fiesta said...

I already follow you

Fiesta said...

I signed up for newsletter

Gene Black said...

I have fallen in love with #207 James the Bear. But I also really like the #220 Crazy Applique Set that you posted a link for us.
I am thinking I may have to buy the bear if I don't win it.

Gene Black said...

I have a Brother Innovis machine that has a 4 by 4, 5 by 7 and one larger hoop (that I never use so I don't know the size right now) it takes a pes file type.

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Gene Black said...

I follow your blog!

Pauline G said...

I have a brother Innovis 1 e - it uses the whole range of hoops up to the largest and the border hoop.
did I tell you I. Love my brother?????

Pauline G said...

I would love some of the free standing flower designs - they are so lovely

Pauline G said...

I follow you on bloglovin

Gene Black said...

I signed up on the Embroider Shoppe site. I got a free design for signing up!!!!

Patsy said...

Thanks for posting this demo. I have heard of creating an entire project in the hoop, but had never seen it done before. Now it's crystal clear!

Rebecca Fiedler said...

An excellent demo. EmbroiderShoppe has a lot of beautiful designs. I'm rather fond of the 3D butterflies (among others!)

Rebecca Fiedler said...

I have a Pfaff Creative Performance machine with several hoops. The largest is 360mm. It uses vp3 format

VickiT said...

That's a super cute idea for the purse pincushion. The second I saw you had chosen that I just knew Sonja would be sporting one of her own. LOL I have a pattern which is not embroidery to make a small purse pincushion and wondered if it would be perfect for my Granddaughter as a little purse. She's got a little purse she carries around that's full of fabric scraps she's chosen and decided they are hers.

I LOVE the designs from this site. They're done very well. I bought the Apron Sayings 2 set three years ago in Sep 2010.

I tried to find a mini-set with some of the designs in this set I'd love to have. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear she offers it that way so I'm not sure if I'm chosen if this set would be allowed or not but I'd love to make these for my Granddaughter 219 Bugs Hairset. If not then I would choose something else if necessary.

VickiT said...

I have a Viking D1 and late last year I purchased a Viking SE Anniversary Special Edition machine at such a great price I wasn't able to pass it up.

The largest hoop my machines both would take are 150mm wide. I have a lot of hoops ranging from the 4x4 to the multi-part hoop which is 350x150. I've also got the Endless hoop to use in putting borders on things like towels, sheets, pillowcases, and blankets etc. Then my most recent hoop purchased was the Do-All Quilters hoop that has an insert to allow me to use it for thick quilt blocks or thin. That hoop is 150x150. With my software I can use any file type other than .art as it converts any of them to the format my machine uses. Normally I purchase .vp3 files.

VickiT said...

I am already registered on the EmbroiderShoppe website.

VickiT said...

And lastly, of course I am a follower of your blog.

Needled Mom said...

That is just fabulous! I have loved each project in this hop and the designs are all great, but I have been taken by the 3Dflowers.

Needled Mom said...

As you know, I have the BL BMP8 that uses the PES format and large frames.

Needled Mom said...

I'm a follower.

James said...

Appliquilting looks interesting.

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful project. Love your inspirational pin cushions and using it for a purse for your sweet daughter. Too cute! I definitely need to make these. What great gifts they'd make. Love them all.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

LeAnne said...

The Russian Floral Quilt is gorgeous. Would probably never make the whole quilt, but love the designs.

LeAnne said...

I have a Designer Diamond with a 350x360 hoop, which takes either hus or vp3 formats.

LeAnne said...

I am a follower of yours.

tich said...

Your pincushions are so cute!! All the designs are lovely, but I do like the coin purses and the 3D flowers 3. thanks for a great picture tut.

tich said...

I have a Bernina 630 with a hoop of approx. 5.5 x 9inches. I can use ART or EXP.

cntryways said...

I have a small Brother that has the 4x4 and then the 4000D with larger hoops. Fun site!

tich said...

I have registered on the website.

tich said...

I've become a follower on Bloglovin'.

2ne said...

Lavendel and butterfly pillow looks so great :-) All in 3D

2ne said...

Love my Brother innovis 1e hoop 200 - 300 the biggest one.

2ne said...

I'm a follower :-)

kbo said...

I too am drawn to pincushions - and purses. lovely combination of my two favorite pieces. Cute variety you've sewn out.

kbo said...

I use a Janome 350E with JEF files, 5x7

Tammy said...

I am a follower via Bloglovin.

Tammy said...

I am already a registered account at Embroider Shoppe and have been almost from the beginning of their start.

Tammy said...

I have Babylock Ellisimo it uses PES format and the biggest hoop I have measures 12 x 8. Although I do have a endless border hoop I have only used it 2 times and that was several years ago.

Tammy said...

I love lots of her designs..lol..
Especially the dapple dachshund designs
#18 lacy lingerie set
#117 mothers and daughters set
#206 lavender lane toilet roll
I also love the crazy owl and gecko appliqu├ęs

Barb said...

It would have to be a tosspot between the scissor holders and the in the hoop purses. My DGDs would just love that!

Cecilia said...

I really like your purse! I've never made an in hoop project, but may have to try it. The scissor keepers and the retro birds are my favorites.

Cecilia said...

I have a Bernina 440QEE and I have a 4 x 4 and a 5 x 7 hoop.

Cecilia said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

Cecilia said...

I am a new follower of yours via email. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your project.

Sallie said...

I really like #243 Scissor Pockets and the Vintage Tea Set.

Sallie said...

I follow you on bloglovin'.

Jackie said...

I love the Vintage Tea Set - so cute - would be great for Mug Rugs!

Jackie said...

I have a Bernina 730 and use up to a 5x7 hoop.

Kathy MacKie said...

Coffee Break is on my wishlist, thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy MacKie said...

I have a Bernina 830 and use many hoops but sure would like to get the largest one some day!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Love, love, love your little pincushions. They are adorable and that baby with the little purse...my heart went squish.

Smiles,
Kelly

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love the purses!

My wishlist already includes the fairies and the pointsettia flowers, just for starters!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I have a Baby Lock Ellure Plus with a 5 X 7 hoop and my husband just bought me a Baby Lock Esante with a 6 X 10 hoop!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Am signed up at the Embroidery Shoppe website!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Am a follower

Nancy said...

I like the 3D flowers #1, #2 and #3 on the EmbroiderShoppe Site. And your bag is great, too. Is this the first applique in the hoop you have done?

Nancy said...

I am a follower of your website.

Nancy said...

I signed up on their website.

trudie said...

At Embroidershoppe I love design 334 Girlie Sayings

trudie said...

My embroidery machine is a Highlander. Commercial 15 needle machine that I am learning to love. Previously had an SWF but cannot get parts to repair. Both take the DST format and I have tons of hoop sizes.

trudie said...

I am definitely a follower!

Nancy said...

I have Viking Topaz 20 with 2 hoops: 120 x 120 and 260 x 200. I have seen some of these in the hoop embroidery projects and they interest me.

trudie said...

I signed up on the website for emb shoppe.

barbara woods said...

don't have one of those machines, thanks

barbara woods said...

I love the Christmas children

barbara woods said...

I follow you

barbara woods said...

signed up for their newsletter

tich said...

I got free design for signing up to the Embroider Shoppe as well! It is gorgeous!!

Darlene Gerber said...

I like the free standing flowers!!

Darlene Gerber said...

I purchased a Pfaff Creative Performance about a month ago. It us a number of formats, but I use mostly VP3. I have only been doing embroidery for 6 months. I stared with a Pfaff Creative 2.0 that I traded in.

Eileen said...

I bought a Brother V6200D sewing/embroidery machine in April, so I'm collecting any and all embroidery patterns. It came with 2 hoops-5x7 and 7x12. I'm planning on also getting the 6x6 hoop.
I'm registered with EmbroideryShoppe.com. I think my favorites are the Tea, Coffee and Cake.
Thank you so much for doing this giveaway. :)

Fran said...

Your purse pincushions are so much fun, and thank you for showing so many! I would love to try Zandra's quilted handbag.

Fran said...

I have a Bernina 200/730 and I mostly use a 5 x 7 hoop but I am trying to get brave enough to use some mega hoop designs. I use ART design format.

Eileen said...

I forgot! My machine uses PES software.

Michele said...

I can't thank you enough for my wonderful little gift. It was such a great surprise and I absolutely love it.

Sandra said...

Love the design you chose to show us.

I would have to say my favorite design is #406- St. Joseph Lily I am allergic to most flowers but these I could have.

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Sandra said...

I have a Babylock Elegante II which uses PES format. Hoops are 4x4, 5.7 and 7x11 there is a smaller one but don't know that size offhand.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

I have been a follower of yours for quite awhile now. First GFC now bloglovin.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

Signed up on the Embroidery Shop site.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Joan said...

I love the retro birds. They are so cute. Thank you!

Joan said...

I am a new follower.

Joan said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Joan said...

I have a Husqvarna Viking Topaz 30. It uses VP3 format. My hoops are : 4 x 4, 6 x 6, 6.75 x 4, 7 x 14.

LJ said...

Adorable. Almost too cute for a pincushion. I'm glad you made one for Sonja. I love the mice Christmas ornaments but also the 3D Christmas poinsettias.

Barb said...

Love this and your little model is adorable!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the design. It is great and looks like it would whip up fast for Xmas presenjts. Thanks so much for sharing

Bonnie58 said...

I'm a follower. Love your blog. Thanks again

Bonnie58 said...

I use a pfaff creative 2 sewing machinenwith an embroidery attachment. Love it. it uses vp3 files. thanks so much for sharing

Lee said...

Such a sweet purse! I love the dapple dog in the shop! the flower one is especially cute!

Lee said...

I have a Kenmore elite embroidery machine!