Pictures from Sault Ste. Marie

Patricia from Life’s A Stitch in Sault Ste. Marie sent me some pictures from the recent embroidery club projects and designs.

She not only made the small treat bags from the October embroidery club project instructions, she also made a large bag using all the designs as a patchwork insert. What a great idea! This might be a little late for this Halloween but you can easily apply the idea to other embroidery designs.

Halloween_bagslarge_bag

towel_trimHere is her finished towel trim. She says, “I just finished my guest towel and a couple of ornaments and they are just gorgeous if I can say so myself. Those designs are absolutely beautiful!! You suggest making sachets or gift tags with the ornament designs--we thought they would also make great gift card holders by making a horizontal opening near the back top.”

ornamentsThe designs look great on the holiday prints. I stitched mine on a solid background, but now I see that a print background looks just as good.

The ornament on the right is stitched on felt (you could also use quilters fleece). It’s then trimmed to make it free standing!! Why didn’t I think of that??

“I love these designs and will put them on oven mitts for my daughter. I started her off on your oven mitts with the changeable covers and hope to add covers seasonally so she will have a nice, but useful decoration for her kitchen. Now I am thinking these would make great gifts for friends---why make just one when it is just as easy to make several? I brought the mitts I made in to the store to display them, mainly to show off some new fabric, and guess who is now doing a class in oven mitts!!?? They were a big hit!”

xmas_mitt_coversAnother great idea. Don’t forget to mix and match other projects and designs. Here are Patricia’s finished oven mitt covers.

In today’s email she writes “I did the oven mitt class at the store and everyone loved them so much I may have to do another class. Anyway when I mentioned how well the trivet covers would go with the mitts I may have gotten myself into another class!! They all loved my Christmas mitts and the other projects so I think we will have a lot of interest in the November embroidery club.”

Thanks for all the pictures and great ideas Patricia.