Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop + Followers Give-Away

It's my day today to show you what I embroidered for the Stitch Me Up Embroidery Blog Hop. Thanks Madame Samm for creating another wonderful blog hop. Thanks to cheerleader Jane. I also want to thank Madame Samm, Debbie Martinez from Busy As Can Be and Cyndi of Bee Tree Designs for providing us with some really beautiful drawings for us to choose from in order to make our embroidered projects. There were 9 different choices we had and also several pages of embroidery texture patterns we could also use. 
Since hand embroidery takes time to do, I chose only 2 of the designs to create. I hope you like them. 
I call this little quilt Madame Samm in Paris. 
I painted the background fabric, added some glitter paint which I squiggle-painted all over. I used wool hand dyed felt for the applique sweater, skirt and hat and a faux suede for the dog; which I then blanket-stitched around. Lots of seed embroidery stitches and French knots were added to the background fabric. 
I made this from the embroidery drawing that Madame Samm created for this blog hop and  I chose to make a small quilt.

I embroidered the hair to look more hair-like.
The Blue Chair is what I named this embroidered quilt. The drawing of the blue chair  was a design from Debbie Martinez. She also had a dress form in her drawing, but I chose to use only the chair.
I used a hand dyed blue fabric that I hand dyed last summer. I sewed stacked buttons on the front of the arm.
The border and binding fabric is a batik fabric. I used a tiny white rick-rack around the pink inner border.
I made this tea towel a few years ago. I used crayons and a variety of embroidery stitches on this one. Her dress is all embroidered and I also embroidered flowers on the item she is pressing.
March 22 is also my 5-year blog anniversary. My very first posting was on March 22, 2008. So I thought it would be a great time to have a give-away for my followers only. Please let me know you follow my blog when you leave your comment. You must be a follower to win, since it's my blog anniversary give-away  just for my followers. I'm not sure what I will give away, but if you like a mystery it will be something good. Good luck. Giveaway Closed.


WEDNESDAY March 20th

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108 comments:

  1. Oh I love what you did with the patterns! And the paris border is just so cute! Very beautiful projects!

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  2. I'm not a follower of your blog, but I wanted to tell you that your two quilts are so lovely. The chair and the lady with her dog were my favorite patterns this bloghop and you did a great job! That tea towel is adorable and it must have been a lot of work!

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  3. I love the Blue Chair.... I am a follower too..

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  4. I love your quilt with Madame Samm in Paris. It is so awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity
    And I am a follower

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  5. Very nice job. You did some great stitching!

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  6. All of your stitching is beautiful but your Mdm Samm in Paris is absolutely stunning and incredibly creative.

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  7. *Giggle* Madame Samm wiggleing in Paris, that is great! You made some great stitcheries. Congratulations with 5 years blogging!

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  8. It`s all marvelous! Wonderful stitching!

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  9. Oh I agree with you Madame Samm would love this that you dedicated your lady to her....great job on your stitching and the chair for the pillow...it looks nice and comfy...I am a follower and Happy blogversary....

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  10. Very cool Madam Samm!! I never joined a blog hop, but the Snoopy in the fall is calling my name.

    So glad I'm a follower..you have a great blog that I enjoy visiting.
    Carol

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  11. What wonderful stitchery projects. Sew creative. Just became a follower.

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  12. It is nice to see such wonderful pieces and yours are lovely. I am a new follower and look forward to following your blog.

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  13. Cute projects! Love the comfy chair :) Happy stitching!

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  14. Very creative projects! Well done and beautiful!

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  15. great projects you finished! I am a new follower!
    Happy Blogaversary!
    Take care, Leslie

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  16. I want to curl up and take a nap after a long day of sewing in your beautiful blue chair! Love your addition of paint in your project! :) oh, I follow happily!

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  17. I love what you did with the Madame Samm piece!! you and she do great work

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  18. Very nice, love your lady and the chair looks so comfy, great job!

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  19. I love the fabric treatment that you did for the Paris lady... it really adds such interest for the eye to follow..... and the chair....cozy and inviting! I'm a follower and Congrats on your blogaversary!

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  20. Hi Daryl,
    of course its all just fantasticly wonderful. i did learn soemething new looking at your work. i've never seen the combination of embroidery combined with very intricate quilting and i love it. the French woman comes alive with the colors, the texture of the stitches and the quilting. You have created so much movement with your swirls. the chair is just plain fun. i need to find a sofa like that to embroider for a project i'm doing. thanks again for sharing.
    tara

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  21. I'm #353 ! Excellent job on your projects ! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging....and here's to many more!!

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  22. You made lovely work. I like it all.

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  23. love that parisian style quilt and your chair is divine

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  24. Both the Madame Samm and chair are very well done - love your choices. A follower who will love cruising around your blog. Congratulations on your wonderful anniversary. Judy C in NC

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  25. Interesting that you painted and dyed your fabric before adding sewing to your projects. I'm inspired. Great ideas I will try. Thanks for sharing them.

    I'm now following your blog. :)

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  26. Oh, my, goodness...you totally shined on this one! I love all the extra methods you used to create them. They are all beautiful! And, of course, I follow and stalk you on a regular basis. :O)

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  27. Love that sweater, lots of fun stitching in your projects!!

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  28. Happy Anniversary first and oh my word each piece is amazing..I do hope that is not ticks and flies around me lol
    I know they are not...lol Listen, your chair...is absolutely perfect love the fabric choice...it made it pop....

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  29. Love your projects, they are great. I am a long time follower, congrats on your anniversary.

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  30. I think you do beautiful work!
    I'm a email follower.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  31. Oh wow!!! I LOVE what you have done with the patterns. GREAT JOB!!!

    BTW, I'm a follower!

    kearley75860 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I love your projects. That madam Samm in Paris is stunning. Oh my goodness I love it. Thank you for shareing all of them with us today. I am a follower and I love reading your blog.

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  33. Wowie, Mdm. Samm in Paris is gorgeous but look how cool the Debbie's chair looks too!

    I have been following since a previous blog hop---happy blog-iversary to you!

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  34. Love your little quilts and great stitchery! I am a follower!

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  35. You do such pretty work. I love them both.And congratulations on 8 years.I am a follower.

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  36. Congratulations on your anniversary! Love your blog and love your handwork...especially Madame Samm!! Thank you for letting me peek into your creative side.

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  37. French Knots, my nemesis! You've done some marvelous work here! Congratulations :D

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  38. How gorgeous! I love the combination of applique and embroidery! Great job!
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary, too! I'm a happy follower!

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  39. Happy blog anniversary. I am a happy follower and love all your embroideries. Your stitches are beautiful and so detailed in all your designs. Very happy to see them all on a lovely spring day.

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  40. I m a new follower - love your stitchery - but am over the moon on your "pressed for time" So adorable!

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  41. Congrats on your blogiversary and what wonderfully creative work you did on your little quilts, they look great!

    I'm a follower.

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  42. Oh my gosh your turned out amazing! You really are a gifted sewer!

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  43. Beautiful projects! Love the Paris inspired mini quilt.

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  44. Happy (almost) anniversary!!!

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  45. Very creative projects! Thank you for sharing. I follow via email jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  46. Very cute. I like the blue chair.

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  47. Great projects - I especially like 'Madame Samm in Paris'!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  48. Such beautiful work! I love them all but especially the blue chair. I would love to sit and read in your chair! Thank you for sharing.

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  49. Love the stitching. the quilt is gorgeous. I am a happy follower. Thanks for sharing
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  50. I am a new follower babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  51. Love your work, so fun!! I am a follower and I also follow by email. Lovely blog!

    Thank you for this chance to win.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  52. Daryl,
    I love your chair and you lady is ooh la la! Great work! I follow via e-mail!

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  53. Love your project they er very special.
    Thanks for sharing. Really inspiring.
    Frederika

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  54. Estou encantada com a poltrona,parabéns.Sou seguidora GFC e agora por E-mail.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  55. I love your projects...especially the first one. Lovely job! I am a follower!

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  56. Love both projects but my favorite is the first one, fantastic ! I am a follower .

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  57. Daryl, As usual you have done beautiful projects. Love them all. I am a follower.

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  58. Absolutely love your projects!

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  59. Wow! Daryl, you outdid yourself on these projects! You are so creative! I am a follower of your blog. Love everything!

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  60. Happy anniversary. Love your embroidered projects. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower.

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  61. Happy Fifth Anniversary! Your work posted today is really gorgeous! Thanks for being you!

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  62. I thought I was following but I guess I wasn't are you going to switch to bloglovin'. Lovely hand painted fabric as usual, I signed up with gfc, but if you make the switch to bloglovin' let me know.

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  63. Incredible and beautiful projects! Congrats on your blog anniversary. I'm a follower.

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  64. I'm new to your blog and a new follower. All I can say about your two pieces is Wow! Beautiful work. I'm looking forward to much inspiration!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  65. Fabulous projects.Happy blog-anniversary and more to come!!.I do follow.


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  66. OMG, Daryl, Madame Samm in Paris is just gorgeous!! What beautiful creations you have done to participate in this blog hop! Beautiful!! I also like the blue chair!
    As you know I am a follower of yours and I would like to participate in this mysterious giveaway! Happy blog anniversary Daryl!!!!!!
    You did a nice job on your creations, I love them!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  67. I am a new email follower at louster388@......
    Love the chair!!!!! Great job!

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  68. love your embroidered projects.

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  69. You go girl, you but me to shame, now these were great works of art, you have done a slamming job on this project. I am already a follower.

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  70. Very cute projects! And happy blog-aversary too. I'm your newest follower. :-)

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  71. Wow! Talk about dressed to the nines. Both of your projects are very well done. I just started following but your giveaway should go to someone who has been with you a while. Congrats on your first year!

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  72. great project and i follow thanks

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  73. I really like all of your projects, Thanks for sharing them. I am a follower. Happy bogvesary. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  74. I'm a follower!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Daryl you made some beautiful projects - I especially love your glamorous lady! What a unique way to stitch her....just wonderful. I am certainly a follower! blessings, marlene

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  76. You are so talented. I love all your work - the embroidery, the fabric dying, the quilting.... It's all gorgeous. I love your fabric around the lady. Beautiful work, job well done!

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  77. I had to join the fun and become a follower. Can't get enough of your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Great stitching! A fantastic job! So happy to have found your blog and will be visiting. Happy Stitching!

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  79. Love your projects, they came out great!

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  80. I'm shocked to hear you've been blogging so long - I just started reading blogs a couple of years ago. Your projects are TOTALLY awesome! Your interpretation(s) you've added are just outstanding. You leave me stunned!

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  81. I got so carried away that I forgot to tell you that I am a follower. Sorry. :(

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  82. OMG you worked outside of the box. So clever! When I saw the chair on Mdm Samm's website it reminded me of the comfy couch from Blue's Clues (sorry!). Love the chic lady too. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. I am follower!

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  83. Both your pieces are fantastic! Love the blue chair. I have been a follower for a long time. Congrats on your blogoversary.

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  84. Awesome embroidery projects!! Daryl, your stitching is perfect...luv the hair and the border fabric for 'Madame Samm in Paris' is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration! I am a follower. Thanks for the chance, I luv a mystery. Happy Stitching, Pauline

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  85. What a neat project. Loved the blue chair and the little girl ironing..Happy 5th anniversary..I am a follower...

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  86. beautiful projects...your stitching is perfect! Thank you for sharing and congrats with blogoversary!

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  87. Your details are amazing! They add so much to your work. You have certainly inspired me to do a little more of the patterns! I am a follower by email. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. I'm a follower and your stitcheries are AMAZING!

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  89. I'm a follower and I love your projects!

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  90. Hi Daryl, I am also a follower and think you did a wonderful job as usual on your embroidery projects, my favorite is the "blue chair". Bobbie(SIA)

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  91. I'm a follower and love both of your projects. The added touches are wonderful!

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  92. love your projects and the press for time is just adorable.

    follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  93. Hi!!!! I love all of your projects!!! I love love the Madame Samm in Paris!!!! It does remind me of her!!! I am a happy follower and CONGRATS!!! Five years is great!!!!

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  94. Oh my word, your projects are AWESOME! Love all the detail in your lady... so inspiring! Thanks so much! I am a happy follower of your amazing work °Ü°

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  95. Wonderful projects. Especially love the chair!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I am a follower.

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  96. gfc follower: nicolesender
    The little quilt Madam Samm in Paris is quite lovely!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. OMG! Daryl LOVE LOVE it and I'm sorry I'm a little late but been so busy getting my work outs in that I'm getting a little behind on visiting:) Your work is always amazing!! Have a fantastic week!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  98. Hi Daryl,
    you are so talented! Your stitcherys are so very gorgeous!
    Happy anyversary, glad to follow you, even if I´m to late on to participate into your giveaway, I´ll try again next year *smile*
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  99. These look they were a lot of fun to stitch!! So fun and cute!

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  100. Thanks for bringing these sweet goodies back for an second showing.

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