Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February OLW Blog hop.

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Welcome to the February edition of One Little Word Bloghop. You may have arrived here from Erin's lovely blog, if you didn't then pop on over and check it out. Th list of all the lovely OLW ladies taking part with all their blog addresses it at the end of this post. If you want to go to the very beginning then go over to Margi's blog and start from there.

This is my first time hopping and there alot of blogs to get through today, so without further ado I will tell you what I have been up to.

You may recall this post where I explained about my choice of word which this year is ''BE''. I began making an embroidery of that word a few weeks ago and here is the big reveal.


So here is my completed embroidery and I made it into a wall hanging which is softly stuffed. I had some vintage type lace which I have edged the design with and everything was handstitched together. I have mainly used french knots, chain stitch, satin stitch and cross stitch in the design along with a variety of different beads. I added in the flowers because I wanted to have a butterfly and a bee in the mix.



Here is a close up of the bee which is cross stitched and has gold beads for the wings. The back stitch is just to define the shape.


Here is a closeup of the bottom corner with a butterfly cross stitched and Frnech knots and lazy daisy flowers. The red heart in the B is also French knots. These are very easy stitches and fill the space quickly.


On the E I used fewer flowers and there is more beadwork and French knots.


The metallic thread outlining the E is held using couch stitch and then edged with further chain stitch. I really enjoyed making this piece and it has inspired my love of embroidery again.

So next on the hop is Coley


Margie              http://xnomads.typepad.com

Sharyn            www.lavieenchic.com           
Jill                          http://jillconyers.com
Lynn                        www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                        www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Carmen            http://www.carmenpaulsorthner.com
Marilee            http://rose-brier.blogspot.com      
Kristina            http://hrinspirationfromthe403.blogspot.com/
Cindy            C            http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Kelly                        http://mindingmynest.com
Cheri                        http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Cindy                        http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Brooke            www.everysnapshot.com
Naomi                        www.poeticaperture.com
Melissa            http://www.smudgetime.com
Karen                        http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
Melissa S            http://blog.mshanhun.com
Devon                        http://www.youhadmeatneurotic.com
Donna                         http://holimess.blogspot.com/
Dawn                        sunshineandcreativity.com
Katrina             www.katrinasimeck.com
Sam                        http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
Monica             http://scrapinspired.com
Kimberlee              http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Missus W            http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Kaylea                         http://www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki                        Www.inkyart.com.au
Erin                        http://erinsparkes.typepad.com/optimstic-fascination/
Jo                        www.curlyscrapbooker.blogspot.com
Coley                        http://coleybelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/focus-word-for-2012.html
Beth                        www.thesingularlyordinary.blogspot.com
Veronica            www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Jamie                        http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Lisa                   http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Jan                  http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
Veronica            http://www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Cate                        www.lifebehindthepurpledoor.com
Stephanie              www.scrapworthylives.com
Orange Gearle            http://orangegearle.blogspot.com
Tere                           http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Junelle                  http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/ 
Ruth                  http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Becky                  www.becky-handforth.blogspot.com

10 comments:

  1. Jo, that is absolutely beautiful! I'm glad that you included all the closeups so I could see the details. I especially love the bee and those gold bead wings.

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  2. Glad I'm not the only one that posted early! What a great way to have your word in your life!

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  3. A great word, plenty of scope with it.

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  4. This is so pretty! Your bee is the perfect addition. :)

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  5. What a beautiful creative word art for yourself! Fabulous!

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  6. Jo, that is an incredible work of art and an amazing tribute to your word. Congratulations! What a beginning.

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  7. Lovely detail work - I especially like the beading on the bee. I hope you can continue to BE :)

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  8. I love the embroidery. You are so creative. Be happy.

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  9. Welcome to the hop for 2012 - I'm sure you'll find it both inspiring and motivating. Your needlework is beautiful! Blessings on the journey...

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  10. Cool project. Thanks for sharing... I loved the little bee on it!

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Hello and thank you so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure to read the comments I receive and to meet new friends. I try and reply to comments on friend's blogs as much as possible. I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and look forward to seeing you here again soon. Love Jo xxx