Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stitch me Up - Such Fun

I like to stitch on occasion, not big stitching projects but large enough to keep my hand in the process.  Being able to stitch any project you wanted, big or small was right up my Blog Hop Alley.

I was just a bit behind in my Blog projects when I signed up so I didn't have a plan at the beginning, just faith that something would come to mind.

Faith paid off.  One day while I was bouncing around Blog land I ended up at Lynette Anderson's blog.  She is a very talented designer of stitchery from down under.  I found this great project on her sight with a pointer to a Quilt store that carried it in the states.  This is about where my brain went into overload.

I immediately made the call to a shop in Oregon by the name of Quiltz.  They had the project in 4 patterns. I ordered them all.  Sight unseen.  To be fair to myself they were on sale BUT!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that I had the project in hand I wasn't sure of the goal of the Hop.  To do any stitchery or did I need to use one of the stitchery patterns supplied with the hop.  I compromised I used one of the great stitchery patterns supplied by Cyndi Hoeller from bee tree designs for the Hop and the finished project from the Lynette Andersen  pattern.

Here is the first hint of the finished project.   No it's not a hat.



Here is the second hint...........got it yet?




So what do you think? 





Aren't they great. They are a gift for my friend J in Florida.  I will be giving them to her before this is posted so for a change it will be a complete surprise.  She tends to snoop before my visits to see what she's getting.  She is one of those people who finds her hidden presents, unwraps and rewraps them on the sneak.




This is one of the most fun projects I have ever made.  The stitchery was the time consuming part in relationship to the entire project.  I did each slipper in one evening. Putting the stitchery into the project took under 3 hours.

 Since  I have 4 of these patterns I thought I could giveaway at least 1 maybe 2.  Just leave a word or 2 in your comment that you would like to be included.



It's thank you time.  Let's start with M Samm for coming up with yet another great time. To Cyndi, Debbie and M Samm for their wonderful stitchery patterns and Jane for being our great Cheer Leader.

Please take some time and visit the other wonder stitchers who are posting today.  Wonders abound.

 WEDNESDAY March 20th


101 comments:

  1. Looks so comfy! I would love to receive a pattern. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. I love your slippers I have never seen anything like this they are like the best gift I think you could give someone. Your friend is very lucky. I would love a chance to win one of your patterns so I too can make someone happy. :)

    Robin in Washington State
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  3. Oh how wonderful! I love your slippers, great job!

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  4. Those are the coolest thing ever and most unusual!!! I want to make some now too!!!!! I am honored you chose one of my texture patterns and made such cool slippers! Glad you had fun playing with stitching texture!

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  5. I've never seen slippers like those...very cool! Your stitching is beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  6. What a fantastic idea, embroidered slippers! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  7. What great slippers! I have been wanting to make a set, so please include me in your giveaway! Your friend will love them! :)

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  8. They are so cute! Really sweet with the stitching and your friend will love them, I would too,lol!

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  9. Very cool idea! I would love to try this~ please include me too. Have a happy day!

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  10. Love the idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Well that;s original way to use embroidery :) Would love to make a pair of those too.

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  12. You are a very clever lady. A wonderful way to use the embroidery pattern. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the great give away. I want to make a pair of them too.

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  13. WoW! How cool are these slippers! You did a super job and I'm sure your friend will be wearing her new slippers 24/7, they look so comfy! I havn't seen this pattern before but I Likey, hehe. Thanks for sharing with us, great job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

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  14. oh wow you made a fantastic job of these slippers, they're fabulous.

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  17. Now this is inventive! I love them slippers! Great project.

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  18. The slippers are wonderful and your friend will love them...You did a great job thanks for sharing and yes please ener me in your give away. I have a friend plus myself that would love to have a pair with hand stitches on the, Thanks again and have fun today.

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  19. What a wonderful project! A great gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the slippers. Great idea for the embroidery. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  21. What a lovely gift for your friend! Love the slippers and your stitching is wonderful :) Thank you for a chance to win, love the pattern!

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  22. What nice slippers! I'm sure your friend will really enjoy using them and thinking of you each time she does!

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  23. Fun project! and delightful stitching!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. love those slippers and your stitiching is great

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  25. Great looking slippers! The stitching looks perfect for the slipper design! Great job!

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  26. The slippers are very lovely.

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  27. Awesome! Before I saw the end product, I could never have guessed. The pattern you chose suits it very nicely.

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  28. Nope, I didn't guess but those are wonderful slippers...thanks for a chance. I've made flip flops but these look more involved. Great job on your stitches :)

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  29. I think I missed this pattern too...what a great slip idea lol

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  30. Wow, are these wonderful or what?? I would never think of making slippers in the first place let alone, stitchery ones. Lucky pal that is getting/got them! I would love one of your extra patterns should I be lucky enough to have my name pulled!

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  31. The slippers are great! I've not seen the patterns - would ove to win one - thank you!

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  32. WoW, your slippers are AWESOME!!!!!!

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  33. Just pure cuteness -- slippers! I would love it if you picked me!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I have long admired fancy slippers so would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Your friend is lucky to receive such a cute gift.

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  35. How cute are those slippers? What a great idea. I like the embroidery pattern you chose for them as they are perfect. Aside from being great looking, how do they feel on the feet and can you walk without them falling off? I ask because I made some similar-looking slippers years ago and they were hard to walk in because my feet kept coming out as I walked. I think it was the slip-in style, but not sure.

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  36. The slippers are so nice! What a fantastic job you did.

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  37. Love the slippers! Great gift!

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  38. Oh, beautiful slippers. I can feel them on my feet now:)

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  39. What a fabulous idea! Very nice and comfy looking too :)

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  40. Great slippers. I'll bet your friend was very surprised.

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  41. Lucky friend.... they look cozy :) Thanks for sharing. Janita

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  42. Love the slippers! They would make a great gift and would love to win the pattern if you would like to put my name in the draw!

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  43. OMG. I just fell in love. Yes, please, include me in the drawing! Mama needs some new (not store bought) slippers!

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  44. Fabulous idea and you did an awesome job on them!!!

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  45. I love the slippers!!! I'd love to make a pair for myself!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Oh come on!! What a super fun idea!! I love what you made. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. What a great use for that embroidery pattern. The slippers are wonderful!

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  48. Oh wow now this was a creative stitchin project for sure. Love the look of it. Thank you for shareing it with us. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  49. Those are great slippers. Thanks for the giveaway it would be great to win the pattern.

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  50. Love the way you used the pattern.
    Its looking great
    Frederika

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  51. those slippers are great! I would love to make a pair

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  52. How creative, I am sure your friend will love them .

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  53. Fabulous! Yours turned out beautifully and, although I'm not convinced that I'd do nearly as well, I'd love to try. :)

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  54. Well my first guess would not have been a hat, but potholders. I guessed slippers after I saw the second picture. The slippers look wonderful. Would love to try one of the patterns. Thanks--Susan

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  55. Rosemary B here
    Your blog made me happy today
    I have not been visiting around the hops much. My mom is in the hospital :-(
    But these shoes are so cute. I love how you teased your friend too hahahaha that will teach her to not peek. I find peeking irresistable though
    I love your project very much!

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  56. The slippers look wonderful! What a unique gift for your friend!

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  57. Those slippers are just too, too cute! Thanks for a chance to win one of the patterns!

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  58. What a comfy place to rest your feet, your friend will love her surprise present.

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  59. Lucky friend, those slippers are just too cute! Great job!

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  60. Your friend will be delighted.Those slippers are just wonderful!

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  61. I guessed tea cozy! :) Fun to have made some slippers....I never would have thought of that for a project. They look great.

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  62. I must admit I'm a great fan of Lynette Anderson's patterns, but for some reason I've never bought the slipper pattern. They look like they've turned out beautifully.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  63. How neat!!!! You did a great job!!! Will ahve to go check out the patterns myslef:)
    Thanks!

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  64. They turned out great. I don't think I would have tried making them, but I might now. quilterj20082yahoo.com

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  65. I could never guess you were making slippers from those pieces. Too cute!

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  66. I need a pair of those, I would never had thought to make them. Great Job.

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  67. The second picture was the giveaway! (pun not intended but what the heck) Love your slippers! Please do include me. I'd love to try my hand at these!

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  68. I would love to win the pattern for the slippers. I really like the idea of personalizing the slippers, especially choosing the perfect fabric for the recipient. Please include me in your drawing.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  69. Oh those are a neat idea! I would love to win a pair. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  70. What an absolutely wonderful idea! I love Bee Tree Designs too and have several of her patterns but never thought of putting one on slippers. I'd love to be included in this giveaway. blessings, marlene

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  71. Slippers are incredible. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. LOVE THOSE SLIPPERS! What an amazing idea. I'm going to have to check out Bee Tree Designs. Great giveaway! Good job your stitching is beautiful!

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  73. Veer very cute slippers! I would love a pattern, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  74. Slippers, what a cute idea for stitching. I'm ready to try my hand at slippers - I love unique things.

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  75. Luv the slippers. Your creativity has been working overtime. I've seen Lynette's slipper pattern before but never bought it...sorry now that I didn't. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance and for sharing with us today...I must have missed another design from Cyndi. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  77. Fantastic project! Your friend will love the slippers. I used that design for one of my projects as well. Please put my name in for your giveaway.

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  78. We have tile floors that get cold in the winter. Would be nice to make up some slippers for guests. Please put my name in the draw. Thanks!

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  79. That is a fabulous idea!! Fun slippers to make you smile every time you wear them! Your faith certainly did come through!!

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  80. Ahhhh, who would have thought to use the patterns for slippies?! I guess you!!! And what a great idea it was. They are fantastic and I would love to have the chance to win a pattern!!

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  81. Oh wow! I definitely would not of guessed slippers. Very clever.

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  82. Yos should get the award for most original!

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  83. love the slippers! Such a unique and fun project!

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  84. Hi!!! They look so comfortable!!!! Thank You

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  85. Oooo, they look comfy! Great stitching!

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  86. Citizen of CyprusMarch 22, 2013 at 4:42 PM

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  87. I like the idea of incorpoating emroidery on slippers! Lucky friend.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  88. The slippers are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Aren't you clever?! Those are the cutest slippers! Your embroidery just makes them extra special. I've never made slippers, but I'm thinking everyone would be getting these for Christmas gifts if I had that pattern. Just beautiful!

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