It’s been a long time waiting, 6 weeks or so. I applied for licensing from Sublime Stitching and got approved. *begin happy dance here*
I am now able to offer this Our Lady of Guadalupe design in my shop (among other designs). The floss used is also theirs (not a requirement, but look at these colors! I had to use them!)
I can’t tell you how much of a devotion I have to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I may have over shared in my Etsy listing, but there you have it.
I was also able to figure out a clean way to close the backs of my hoops, so this design will feature this new method.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Cut two pieces of fabric for your hoop, identical in size.
2. Hoop one piece of fabric and stitch your face off (set the identical piece off to the side).
3. When you’re finished, take both pieces of fabric (stitched and non stitched), match them up, one on top of the other, and hoop them.
4. Turn the hoop over to the back.
5. Peel the inner, plain fabric, and cut super close to the edge where the fabric meets the wood.
6. Cut the outer, stitched fabric about an half inch to an inch away from the hoop (this depends on the thickness of your hoop).
7. Using craft glue, yes, glue – add it to the edge of the wood hoop and stick the one inch fabric of the stitched fabric down onto the wood (over that super close cut one). I use this glue by Elmer’s and bought it at Wal-Mart for a few bucks.
8. Keep going and pressing to set all the way around.
Now you have a hoop back that’s pretty, doesn’t show through your work on the other side and you could even add a logo to the clean back, so long as you can’t see it through the front.
I have statues, rosaries and chaplets bearing her liking that I use frequently. She is the Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn. Such a powerful intercessor and as a Catholic, I am over the moon excited that I can offer her in my shop! Here are some more detailed shots:
This design is the first thing I ever embroidered back in August. Before then, I was strictly a cross stitching hobbyist. What a journey so far! I would love to be able to create other well known saints like St. Therese de Lisieux, St. Rose of Lima (because she’s the embroidery saint) and St. Francis of Assisi or even the Annunciation! I know I am getting way ahead of myself and I am still just a newbie. We can plan, can’t we?
I am still making soap and just finished this batch of Pumpkin Pie soap (recipe from Soap Queen) and shipped it to two customers yesterday as a small thank you surprise. I hope they love it! I am debating between two different recipes for next months orders and will keep you posted for sure!
A friend said it looked like Tiramisu. How could I not have noticed that? Tiramisu is one of my very favorite desserts (next to Creme Brulee!)
I can’t wait to peruse the designs over at Sublime Stitching to see what else I can offer!
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