Saturday, December 5, 2015

My Ship Came In

Oh yay and yippee skippy -- my ship came in!

Actually this is one of my Millefiori designs (#893) and I have it available as a pdf file with a traceable pattern (available at retail only). You can see it again on my website.

I used my Interlocking Stem Stitch (the same border as I used on #876 "Ruth's Gazebo") for the ship sides. The stitch was also handy as a rustic fence on this Millefiori design, "Meadow":
But today I'm going to share some photos I took using that little ship. (I also thought it might be fun to stitch on a tote bag, but the vest won out!) I incorporated a couple of my other designs and made a crazy patch vest. Most of the embroidery was done with my sewing machine, and I added a lot of ribbons and beads and other trims. Here are some pictures.

 On the front lapels, I stitched my Millefiori designs #928 (Kaua'i) and #929 (Lana'i). There are a couple of close-up photos just below.

 This is the back of the vest where I stitched "My Ship Came In":
And here are more photos - can you tell I had a really good time?. . .
Ric Rac makes lovely waves, doesn't it?

Here are some detail photos of the design, "My Ship Came In":

It's wonderful to have a job you love - and a special bonus, to have others enjoy the work, too!

By the way, I have several other designs that I've reprinted. They are listed on the first page at my Millefiori-BE website (link above).

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