'Swaying Hearts' is one of my newest designs done in an adorable 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" size: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68120369/swaying-hearts
Because I am a designer, most of my quilt patterns are applique designs vs. pieced patterns and this allows me endless ways of recreating my designs.
With the new lines of beautiful variegated threads on the market (Sulky, YLI), I can do outline embroidery in any color I want and the variegation adds more interest than the traditional redwork. Beading is one of my passions: Since I like the look of variegated threads so much, I have started learning how to make my own bead mixes to create variegated bead embroidery. Above, 'Swaying Hearts' was first painted and then beaded.
The applique work is available now at the etsy store link above. If you are interested in either the embroidery or beaded work, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I absolutely love the challenge of taking a sketch or idea of mine and finding how many different ways I can rework it, taking it from black and white to beautiful colors represented in the world around us. Now that Spring is here, we are surrounded by color in various shades and hues and tints: The flowers that nature provides us are already variegated for our joy.
Please enjoy the wonderful Spring bounty provided by my fellow UWIB ladies:
Ann Rinkenberger http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/
Audrey Fetterhoff http://audreygardenlady.blogspot.com/
Birgitte Hendricks http://sewdanish.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kelly http://blog.vintageday.com/
KarenTerry McDuffie http://jmjcreations.blogspot.com/
Cory Trusty http://aquarianbath.blogspot.com/
Nancy Pace http://nancyswildwirejewelry.blogspot.com/
Lois Stifel http://foxygknits.com/
Jenn Brockman http://alexshares.com/
Also, here are the links to our ETSY TeamLink http://www.etsy.com/teams/6263/unique-women-in-business-uwib
Link to UWIB Blog - http://uniquewomeninbusiness.blogspot.com/