Doodle Stitch Along: Motif #4!

January 28, 2011, 14:08 pm  Posted by guestblogger

logoHey guys, it’s Aimee Ray again, with another Doodle Stitch Along post! Can you believe we’re almost done? This is week number 4, and the last of the free patterns is up for grabs: a super cute toadstool house. Thanks to everyone who participated in our gnomes vs. toadstools poll… gnomes are just too hard to beat but enjoy anyway!

Be sure to visit our Flickr group and check out all the awesome embroidery being done by our Stitch Along participants! You guys are really blowing me away with your work! It’s great to see all the different variations. Come back and join us once again next Friday, as we wrap up our Stitch Along with a project you can use all of your stitched motifs in. Here’s my motif set from last week (at left).

Have a great week and have fun stitching! And just in case you missed them, you can grab the previous motifs here, here, and here. And while you’re here, don’t forget to enter our giveaway…

To enter for a chance to win the napkin set from the book and a copy of Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection, leave a comment on this post by 11 p.m. EST on February 3, 2011. Any comment will do, but we’d love to hear about your favorite ways to use embroidery. Jobanba is the winner! We’ll randomly select a winner and announce the results on  February 4. Click here for the official rules.


44 Responses

    Pamela says:

    Way cute! I love fabric napkins.

    Tina Bonney says:

    I embroider on things that I make with felt a lot for some reason. Like a felt Christmas ornament and then I add details with embroidery. I’m enjoying the stitch along because this time I’m making quilt squares with each motif and then am going to sew them together into a mini quilt. I’ve never done that before!

    Cat K. says:

    I’m going to try embroidery on paper this weekend, for the cover of a new handmade journal!

    Kristin says:

    I love to use embroidery on practical things of course, but I just love embroidery (especially involving felt!) framed in a hoop and used as wall art. It’s so pretty. :)

    april says:

    Embroidering pillowcases! You know how some women will have a large shoe or purse collection? I love bed linens!

    Anne says:

    To make gifts for my family and friends!

    Ramona says:

    pillows and dolls for the littles in my life…

    I love to use embroidery on my little felt dolls:)

    Meagan says:

    I love to use it on pillows and wall hangings..I also make ornaments and Aimee’s felt animals.

    Crystal W. says:

    I am pretty inexperienced with embroidery but am very interested in getting started. I am loving your patterns in the doodle stitch along and think it would be so cute to hang individual hoops of embriodery in a nursery!

    Fantastic! I actually just learned embroidery a little over a year ago when I bought a crewel kit. My great-grandmother and her cousin both did incredible crewelwork, and I have a sentimental attachment to the decorative bellpulls in the Jacobean tree of life style because of that. I’m working on my second tree of life this year, in fact! I’ve really been enjoying the stitchalong for helping me try embroidery in a more modern way, though.

    It’s not my favorite, but I can’t seem to stop doing tea towels.

    Yayapr_26 says:

    i love your books, even though i have them both , i could use an extra copy to give to my sister so she learns as well, its addicting, beautiful, very useful , creates very original unique beauties all over the house/ dresser . thank you Aimee

    Yayapr_26 says:

    i use them alot on my kids shirts and felties

    Danielle h. says:

    I love to use embroidery for my kid’s clothes or baby gifts. I am also very addicted right now to making myself a hoopla wall so I like to do little embroidered wall pieces.

    Dannabug says:

    I like to use it on my felt jewelry and hair clips.

    Papgena says:

    I like to use embroidery to personalize clothes items for gifts!

    Majekmom says:

    right now I have a stack of embroidery designs completed….I haven’t even decided what I’m going to do with them yet..would love some ideas from the book though. :)

    Jessica says:

    I love to use embroidery as embellishments for bags and other items I sew.

    Tmmater says:

    I embroidery fabric napkins. I also like to make patches and use them as the focal square for quilts. Also on felt ornaments.

    Schristie3 says:

    I have just started to embroider, so I haven’t used it too much, once I get better I can see it in my quilts..

    Rachel says:

    I like to frame embroidery or use them on pillows.

    Gillwatson says:

    I like adding embroidery to my journal quilts!
    Thanks for the Doodle stitchalong! I’ve really enjoyed it!

    daisyeyes says:

    I started out doing all my embroidery on baby items (burp cloths, onesies, tees etc) and I’m starting to get tired of that and moving onto other places…we’ll see where it leads :)

    Jessie Hansen says:

    yay I get to leave a comment! I really like framing embroidery in the hoop I made it in to use as a wall hanging.

    Jennifer says:

    I love to embroider pictures and of course stuff for the kitchen. :D

    Nita says:

    I am using embroidery as a focal point on a doll quilt for a Flickr Swap Group. It has received lots of compliments so far, much to my pleasure :)

    Aprilshecon says:

    I love to use embroidery for wall hangings and in the kitchen.

    Hammy says:

    I love to embroider portraits of people I love and hang them on the wall instead of photographs. Plus it’s fun to really look and think about what that person looks like as you stitch their likeness.

    Chelsea says:

    I have not tried your patterns out yet, but am looking forward too! You are a very talented artist! Chelsea

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    Colleen says:

    I love to add embroidery to any of the clothes that I make. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Adrienne says:

    I am just starting to teach myself embroidery and I chose the cute little gnome motif as my first official pattern to try. Even though I only really know a couple of basic stitches, I think it ended up looking really cute and fun. Thanks!

    Melissa says:

    I love to use embroidery in pillows

    Heidi says:

    Incorporated into quilts!

    Amy Newbold says:

    I would love the chance to win! Just getting into the embroidery. . .hope it’s easy to pick up!

    saralynn says:

    ive only ever done a cross stitched pillow for my mom but i learned that quickie and im hoping to start stitchery now

    Lei says:

    I like to frame my embroidery and hang it on the wall.

    HomeMatters1st says:

    Most of my embroidery has been framed or used on pillows. I would like to try using it on napkins, placemants and dishtowels! Just found this stitch along and will get caught up right away!

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