Monday, November 29, 2010

From start to finish

I often have requests for custom mottoes. A gentleman emailed me to say he wanted a motto with an antique steam engine in it...and the motto to read Train up a child in the way he should go. They are expecting their first child. I love to do custom mottoes...some are more challenging than others as you can imagine. I did this pattern in a couple hours, transferred it to the perforated paper (secret recipe) and had it stitched in less than 7 hours. That is what I love about working on perforated paper with these mottoes because you just fill in between the lines...the satin stitch I use on my mottoes stitches so quickly! I am not a patient person...just ask my family...no, better not....lets not go there...back to the motto...the kits are easy and fun to stitch. I did counted cross stitch for 30 years...giving my age away....and I wanted a quicker way to stitch. Perforated paper mottoes were the answer for me. I recently started doing charts for my motto samplers and will be adding them to my inventory all next year. Making charts is time consuming to say the least...but I wanted to offer charts for all the cross stitchers.
Train motto is stitched with my over-dyed floss. Very subtle changes in these colors as per the customers request.
I just thought I would share my latest project with you and explain a little about stitching on perforated paper if you havn't tried it. Thanks for "listening"!

15 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful motto, I know the customer will love that one !!

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  2. Thank you Carin. It was fun and easy to stitch...the best part!!!!

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  3. Welcome to our little corner of the world Nancy! Faye sent us your way, and are we ever happy to come by for a visit...love paper mottoes, especially the "Home Sweet Home" ones!

    And what a beautiful design for the train motto, bet he will love it!

    Good luck with the blogging endeavor, and I will be sure to purchase some of your threads to try out...always looking for new stash!

    HAPPY STITCHIN'
    Terri

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  4. Nancy, I was thrilled to see your followers have shot up to 40 and climbing!!! Congrats on your mottos and the beautiful threads! I fell in love with them the day I used them and have never looked back!

    We all look forward to information you pass on to us and the comments your posts will bring!

    Take good care, Faye

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  5. Nancy, so glad to see your blog! I love your threads and it reminds me to order more! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your new charting business....I will be watching your new designs. pam in iowa

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  6. This is fascinating - I love mottos and need to check out all your stuff!

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  7. Welcome to blog world, Nancy! You will find the time as this is pretty addicting - I know I never thought I would...

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  8. Welcome--another Faye inspired follower! I cannot wait to see your threads and the patterns as the train would be perfect for my soon to be born grand-nephew

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  9. Welcome to blogging! I was just sorting and putting away a stack of your floss that I was able to get at the Pals Fall Fling. They are all beautiful - thank you for your work!

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  10. welcome to blogging Nancy! You can bet I will keep my eyes on your blog!!!! Love your flosses!!!!! I love the train up a child motto......my triplet grandsons need that!!!

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  11. Ooohhh! Love this one! I'll have to show it to my middle son - he loves trains!

    Congrats on the number of followers - it is growing quickly!

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  12. Nancy it's absolutely gorgeous!! I am so glad to have "found you"!

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  13. This is an adorable pattern.
    Blessings
    catherine

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  14. Nancy: Blogging is such a great way for people who paint with threads to share their craft, welcom.
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  15. That train is just lovely...

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