A little hand stitching, folk art style

It’s been a week of this and that. I’ve unpacked, placed and received orders, sorted, repacked, spent time with friends, and done a little stitching.

Can you guess what this is?Does this help?How about now?It’s a bug!!

Chain stitch outline, buttonhole filled wings, cross stitch, stem stitch antenna and a little satin stitch for those eyes…

All hand embroidered in eight weight hand dyed perle cotton from House of Embroidery. It’s going to be a while until I show you what I am going to do with this one and all its friends but I can promise you it will be fun 🙂


Have you left a comment for a chance to win those machine quilting goodies? Just go to my last post if you don’t know what I’m talking about. I’ll be choosing a few winners on Sunday when I get back from my trip to Decatur Quilters Guild where I’m driving tomorrow evening for a Folk Art Stitching workshop.


  1. Cindy said:

    love, love, love your bug. Can’t wait to see your project along with all ‘his’ friends.

    June 15, 2017
  2. Sharon Zeiner said:

    That is a very pretty “bug”!

    June 15, 2017
  3. Cheryl said:

    Beautiful bug and such detailed stitching. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

    June 15, 2017
  4. Jeanne said:


    June 15, 2017
  5. Jan said:

    Almost looks like crochet. Pretty.

    June 15, 2017
  6. margiestitcher said:

    lovely embroidery stitchery I am a lover of perle thread too

    June 16, 2017
  7. For the first close-up, I thought alligator. Not! Love the little bug. Nice stitching!

    June 16, 2017
  8. A lacewing, perhaps? Lovely, lovely. I would love to take a class with you.

    June 16, 2017
  9. lynn bourgeois said:

    It’s beautiful Catherine. I enjoyed following all of the stitches.

    June 17, 2017
  10. Toni Leggate said:

    Simply – wow!

    June 18, 2017

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