Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog 2014- Redwork portraits

I began embroidering in 1998 when I started a summer job at the Saratoga Battlefield in upstate NY. All of the other interpretive Rangers had skills when we were stationed at stop 2 on the tour road (the Nielson House), except me. I read for a few weeks, but I had a difficult time putting my book away when visitors arrived. Plus, my introverted nature would allow me to use the book as a crutch. I needed something else. As a kid I did long stitch needlepoint, & remembered enjoying it. Therefore, I decided crewel work & embroidery would be perfect.

Me as an Interpretive Park Ranger in 1998


Now, here I am, nearly 16 years later, still embroidering, & writing/blogging about it! Sharing my work on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram...

My current love is embroidered portraits. Ones that I completed recently are of 2 of my favorite singer/songwriters.

I have loved Richard Marx's music since I 1st heard Should've Known Better on Fly 92.3 FM (Albany, NY) at the ripe old age of 13. I have seen him in concert 3 times, & have all of his albums. I sing along in the car, & on my ipod while I embroider in my room.

Portrait of Richard Marx traced on muslin
I typically trace the pattern, either one I create, or one I buy, on bleached or unbleached muslin using a no. 2 pencil. As I did in the above image.

Generally I watch movies or listen to music while I stitch. Here, I had a night of music movies while stitching.

About half way through embroidering Richard Marx

The finished redwork portrait below. I'm thinking of creating a bunch of embroidered portraits of singers that inspire me & make a quilt out of them...

The finished embroidered portrait of Richard Marx



I re-discovered Gavin DeGraw when he appeared on Dancing With the Stars. I bought his current album then, & started listening to his 1st album that I got when I worked at Borders in Saratoga Springs, NY. (Oh, how I miss Borders.) Now I have all of his albums & listen to them almost as much as the a fore mentioned Mr. Marx.

Traced out and ready to stitch- Gavin DeGraw

 I love redwork embroidery for 2 reasons.
1.) Red is my favorite color & that's why I was originally drawn to it.
2.) it is very simple & clean. By simple I mean crisp, uncluttered, unpretentious, not easy. There is still a certain level of mastery required, though it is great for beginners because it, typically, only requires mastery of 3 different stitches (back stitch or outline stitch, french knots & lazy daisy).

I love the way this portrait came out. It is casual,  & slightly primitive, but modern in its own way.

Gavin DeGraw portrait completed

Thank you for visiting!
Tisha
Aprilsongstress
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225 comments:

  1. Hi Patricia,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. I look forward to getting to know you better. We are like neighbors as I live right outside of Albany and only 20 minutes from you. I'm so happy to meet another New Yorker. Your embroidery is gorgeous! I plan to look around a little more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! Hugs – Donna

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    1. Cool that you live nearby. I work at the Rensselaer Library. I've finally figured out how to reply directly to comments! So I'm getting back to people. I hope you visit my blog often!

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  2. wow, those portraits are fantastic, you have such a skill at drawing.

    small suggestion to make today easier - you could turn off comment verification.

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    1. I have adjusted my comment settings. Bloggers have been so helpful & it has helped me with my 2 other blogs too. Thanks!

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  3. You are making beautiful redworks, and I am impressed about those portraits! Greetings from Marit Johanne in Norway

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you like my portraits.

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  4. Beautiful work, stop on by Cottage-Wishes.blogspot and sit a while. Glad to meet you thru the great Grow Your Blog Party. Di

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    1. Thanks! It's so nice to have people stop by & appreciate what I do. :)

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  5. Beautiful Redwork! lovely portraits!

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  6. I hope you are able to get the GFC up and running on your blog soon...that's my favorite means of following! Your work is beautiful!!

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    1. Everyone has been so helpful. From getting the GFC up & suggestions on comment notifications... & now I finally figured out why I couldn't comment directly back to people on this blog when I could do it on my others. Thanks for coming by!

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  7. To add a friend button go to your layout, click Add a Gadget, Click More Gadgets and scroll down to Followers to add that button. Adding Bloglovin' is also a good button to have. Anyway, love your embroidery work! I enjoyed reading your post and visiting your blog today!

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    1. Thanks for all of your help Carol. I finally figured out how to enable replying to comments!

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  8. Beautiful embroidery, I too love to embroider, but don't do so too often. However....I did start a square in crochet, and have embroidered Home Sweet Home on the square, with flowers, loving it, and making more!! Sandy from the Grow Your Blog Party.....www.sanderellascrochet.wordpress.com

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    1. I can't crochet. My grandmother tried to teach me. My sister picked it up right away, but I was/ am hopeless at it. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Oh I've never heard of embroidered portraits, they are awesome!

    When I first started blogging I used comment verification and missed out on a lot of good people. If you still want to screen your comments there is an option to turn of comment verification but still be able to approve comments. You should see an increase in comments right away.

    It was so nice to meet you!

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    1. I did see a major increase in comments with the changes. I might go back to screening if I notice any issues, but so far, no spammers.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  10. Beautiful stitchery. Love your redwork.

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  11. Hi I enjoyed browsing through your blog and wanted to tell you think your work is amazing. Just love your embroidery.

    As soon as you add your friend button I will return and add you.

    For now have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. I really appreciate it.

      I've got my friends button working & comments adjusted. Plus I figured out how to reply to comments. Yay!

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  12. Stopped by during the Grow Your Blog party. You have lovely embroidered portraits. I haven't tried red work or black work yet in my embroidery, I just have to add color!

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    1. I do add color to my redwork. I use the same redwork techniques, 3 stitches & then use whatever colors I want. Redwork doesn't have to just be red. (Though that is the reason I was drawn to it.)

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  13. Wow I'm excited to have found your blog. I love redwork and will enjoy following along to see your latest project

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    1. Isn't redwork great? I love the clean, simplicity of it.

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  14. I'm visiting from GYB. Lovely portraits.

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  15. Your portraits are beautiful. I am slowly working on a Dutch girl Redwork and Bavarian fabrics quilt, but I am using basic iron ons. Redwork is fun! I am a new follower.:)
    xo jan @SewandSowFarm

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    1. I use iron-ons sometimes, but I do like the freedom of making my own designs. Good luck with you Dutch girl.

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  16. I love embroidery and redwork. Your work is lovely. Didn't see a follow button. I don't have a bloglovin account.

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  17. A lovely twist on the redwork theme here, well done!

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    1. Thanks. I like the idea of using traditional techniques in new ways.

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  18. Wow! Great work. I wish I had the patience and eyesite. Enjoy the hop.

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    1. I don't consider myself a patient person. I just enjoy embroidery so much that I don't even think that it might require anything like patience. I guess it's subjective.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  19. Hi Patricia,

    Wow, your portraits are wonderful! We had never thought about embroidering drawings, or anything much except for iron ons and kits. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Good Luck with the Grow Your Blog Party!

    Deb and Kathy

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    1. No problem! Kits, etc. a re great. I have a bunch of books & things in my library. Sometimes I use bits of those to add to something I am designing. It's all about expressing yourself!

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  20. I MISS upstate New York. Well, I guess I wouldn't want to visit right this moment... the snow might be a problem.

    Nice to meet you. Here via GYB!

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    1. It is lovely here, but the snow this winter is crazy!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  21. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. how i love Richard Marx. a child of the 80's i am. i love meeting Park Rangers ... the hubby & i love traveling - you all are such hard workers. i am amazed at the country you get to enjoy & work at or in. ( :

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    1. I've seen Richard Marx 3 times in concert, but not for many years. I want to see him again soon, but his tour schedule is not cooperating with my life. LOL

      I loved being a Park Ranger! I learned so much, & not just teaching myself embroidery.

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  22. Very nice ... and skillful :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~Val

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  23. Hello Patricia from cold snowy eastern Canada. Dropping by on the GYB party. What fun we'll all have visiting so many new Blogs! Love your redwork portraits!! I hope you'll drop by my blog too and enter my giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Linda! We got more snow this week. Did you?

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  24. Hi Patricia -- welcome to my GYB party -- I hope you make lots of new friends! Would you take just a moment to create a link somewhere in this lovely post that links to my todays party post -- that's where all the other blogs are listed.

    Your redwork is simply stuning!

    Vicki

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    1. Thanks for hosting this party Vicki! I have learned so much from the other bloggers. & I have gained so many followers. I feel compelled to post more, like people are actually reading what I write.

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  25. Beautiful Embroidery stitching. I want to get better at this. I have a quilt to finish with embroidery stitches.
    Hugs,\
    Betsy

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    1. It really just takes practice. Plus "finished is better than perfect."

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  26. Your work is awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm glad you like what I do DeAnna!

      Thanks for coming by.

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  27. Happy Blog party! I feel a connection here! I wanted to be a forest ranger when I was young, I love music, my fav is chris isaak and stevie ray vaughan and george michael! I love embroidery but my passion is scrapbooking, and travel and cooking! Hope to come back adn read more. Oh I am also an introvert, are we not the best people in the world!! LOL!!

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    1. Introverts rule! You should check out the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Awesome!

      Chris Isaak has a great voice. Stevie Ray Vaughan: no one else like him. & George Michael was my sister's & Richard Marx was mine. LOL

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  28. Love your original redwork. Bloglovin is best. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. I love Bloglovin' too. I like that you can like posts & scan before reading the post.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  29. April,

    So glad to meet you through Vicki's Grow your Blog party!

    Red is such a happy color and red work has such timeless appeal and your creations are simply wonderful!

    I very much enjoyed my visit to your blog today and hope, perhaps, you might pay me a visit at my blog.

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    1. Red is a happy color! It is my favorite.

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  30. Hello Patricia
    I would like to welcome you to the GYB party, hosted by Vicki. I am a volunteer and I know it will be really difficult for Vicki to get around to all of the 500 blogs so here I am to make you feel welcome.
    Your redwork embroidery is amazing. Thanks for sharing in the steps you take to create such works.
    Have some fun and meet some lovely new friends by visiting blogs.

    If you email me at suziqu@tpg.com.au I may be able to talk you through the Google Friend Connect tool.
    I do not use Google+ though only Blogger.

    All the best,
    Suzy

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    1. You & the other bloggers have been so helpful. My blog is so much better now. Thank you!

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  31. Hi Patricia
    I found your blog through GYB! Very beautiful embroidery. I think the tree skirt is going to be stunning. I hope you will pop on over and visit my blog. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh, I finally finished all 8 redwork panels for the tree skirt. It is going to look great when it is finally sewn together.

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  32. Hi Patricia!
    Stopping by for the GYB party. Love your red-work. That is one art skill I have not yet tried. Have a great day and be sure to stop by for my fabulous fifty giveaway.

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    1. If you ever want to take a stab at redwork, I'd be happy to walk you through it. One of these days I will put a tutorial up on here!

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  33. Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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    1. Oh, I am! I still have some blogs to visit. I haven't given up yet. Thanks for stopping by.

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  34. Your redwork is amazing. I had to look at more of your posts than just your Grow your Blog post. I can tell that you enjoy the embroidery. I became a follower via Bloglovin' and on Pinterest. I am glad to have found you.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad my love of the craft comes through in my work & my writing!

      Thanks for following!

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  35. I'm visiting through the GYB party - so nice to meet you and read your blog. Your work is lovely!

    Suzie sillygoosequilts.blogspot.com

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  36. I love your work. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  37. gorgeous redwork. It does make for a 'clean' picture.

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  38. Huge fan of Redwork! It was nice to meet you.
    Amy
    ~Sew Incredibly Crazy~

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      Thanks for coming by.

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  39. Hi Patricia, Visiting as part of GYB. I'd never heard of redwork before so I've learned something new. Looking forward to following you and returning.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/ - my crafting adventures
    http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/ - tales/tails of my two cats

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    1. I had never heard of it until about 12 years ago. So glad I found it. I feel like it is creative outlet I have been searching for.

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  40. your redwork is fabulous! visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your blog.

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  41. Embroidery is something I have admired but never tried, you do beautiful work. Maybe someday I will have the time to learn this skill.

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    1. I'd be happy to help anytime you want to jump into redwork. I should put a tutorial up on here one of these days!

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  42. Lots of New Yorkers here for the blog party...hope you are warm! Nice stitchery you have going on here, and I really like that you stitch in red. Enjoy the party. Hope you'll stop by! Aloha

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    1. Red is my favorite color & what drew me to redwork in the 1st place. I love it!

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  43. Wonderful portraits! looking forward to following your posts. Just so you know the Blogger Follow this site button is not working properly. take care, deborah http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. It is working. All the bloggers have been so helpful! Thanks for stopping by.

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  44. I dropped by to visit. I enjoyed your blog and will be back to visit in more detail. I too love redwork. I have almost completed a baby quilt in redwork. The pattern is from the 20's I think and is called The Roly Poly Circus Quilt. My blog is sugarmoon56.blogspot.com.

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    1. Awesome! Some of the vintage patterns are so adorable. I have a small library of redwork patterns... Thanks for visiting.

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  45. I tried to follow, but it doesn't seem to work. You might want to reset it. Thanks, sugarmoon56.blogspot.com I'll try again later.

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  46. For some reason your follow button is still not working, girl. I will be back later to try again! happy Sunday!
    Betsy

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  47. Your work is just beautiful! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you Jen! I appreciate you stopping in.

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  48. Your embroidery is just beautiful. It is a pleasure to meet you. Mina

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  49. Visiting from GYB. Your embroidery is so pretty. I love Richard Marx too but have never seen him in concert.

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    1. It's been awhile since I've been to one of Richard Marx's concerts. His tour schedule seems to be conflicting with my life. LOL

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  50. Stunning embroidery, love it ♥ thanks for your visit to my blog :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I'm overwhelmed by the show of support by the GYB bloggers!

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  51. Lovely to see your beautiful work!

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  52. Hi Patricia, your needle work is amazing.. I do love to hear music or watch movies while I crochet.. Happy to know you through GYB party.. Following you.. Cheers:)

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  53. Nice to meet you!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Your artwork is amazing!

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    1. Thanks for calling it "artwork." I struggle with calling myself an artist. I will blog about that one of these days.

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  54. This is sooo cool! I think you have a unique idea, I love redwork - appreciating it rather than doing it. And the idea of custom portraits - very marketable. You have a nice blog. Have fun with the GYB party!

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  55. Stopping by from Vicki's blog hop Party!
    lovely Red work you create, some thing I have yet to try but is on my list! Have fun visiting all the blogs and keep creating!
    Hugs Marilou

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  56. Greetings, Tisha! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I hope you get tons of visitors and new followers. Love your needlework!
    Blessings, Jan

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    1. I did get tons of followers. This has been awesome. Thanks for being a part of it!

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  57. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  58. OMG your creations are AMAZING! I love the picture of you in your uniform YAY for the park rangers!! I will be following.......

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    1. Thank you so much! (I still have my uniform. Luckily it is too big.)

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  59. Wow what magnificent work! Thanks for visiting!

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  60. Your work is lovely! I really like the designs you used on the Christmas tree skirt. I am glad to have found your blog through the Grow Your Blog party.

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    1. Thanks Erica. My very talented little sister designed those. She can copy just about anything, which comes in handy when she is designing custom cakes!

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  61. Your work is beautiful. And very inspiring.
    I am loving this blog party...seeing so many blogs that I probably never would have found.
    I will follow you.

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    1. Thanks Liz. Me too! I'm so glad I joined GYB.

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  62. Tisha your work is beautiful! I'm popping in for the GYB hop party. I've become a follower so will be 'popping' in to see what you're creating.

    Peg x

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  63. Your redwork is wonderful and a quilt with the potraits would be an outstanding idea.

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    1. My mom & I have the top nearly done of one quilt. I embroidered portraits of the members of One Direction for my daughter.

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  64. Hi Tisha! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following. :) I just followed on yours. You are really good at the embroidery! Those portraits are awesome! Good luck with the GYB party. :)

    Jennifer
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  65. Hi Trisha, thanks for visiting my blog. I like your red work embroidery I had not seen portraits done like this you are very talented!
    Jackie

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  66. Visiting from GYOB. Your portraits are wonderful. What a great portable craft. Thanks for visiting me in singapore : )

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    1. Yes, it is portable. I embroider in the car & on the plane.

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  67. Wow, you must have great patience! Lovely work.

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  68. What a beautiful post. Its great to connect with you. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  70. I am glad to see your style in your red work , you do very well. Enjoy the party.

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  71. Redwork embroidery has always caught my attention and your skill with it is impressive. Nice work!

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  72. I am visiting from the grow your blog party. I love your redworks embroidery! I am following now on bloglovin'. Look forward to seeing more of your embroidery and about you.

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  73. Hello Tricia, or should I say Hello Miss Popular?
    I'm just returning your visit from the GYB party and I'm glad I did. You look to me like you have the busiest party going!!! Your embroidery is fabulous. G'day from Down Under nice to meet a New Yorker I am coming to visit soon as my daughter has just arrived. I hear it is pretty cold?!
    Wren (Little wandering wren)

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    1. It is pretty cold & very snowy. We haven't had this much snow in a few years.

      I have been pleasantly surprised by the GYB party turnout! I have even been posting more so as not to disappoint my new followers!

      Thanks for coming by. & enjoy your future trip to NY.

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  74. Back in the day I was a Richard Marx fan, but in this day and age, I love Gavin DeGraw. Your redwork is beautiful. And you are right, it does take skill to get those stitches evenly placed. I am not so good at that. Patience is not a strong suit of mine. I cross-stitch and crochet and make things up as I go along. The quicker the project the better. :) Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

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    1. Richard has been putting out some great music over the last decade, but it has kind of fallen between the cracks. Gavin is awesome & seems to be everywhere right now. I'm hoping to see him on tour this spring.

      I don't see myself as a patient person. Cross stitch drives me batty. Kudos to you for being able to do it.

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  75. I've been savoring the GYB party and am just now making my way here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a delight to hear how you came to redwork and how fun that you're doing portraits. They're wonderful!

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  76. Just returning your visit for GYB party.

    I love your redwork. The portraits are brilliant. I tend to watch Netflix while I craft. Unless I'm sewing, then I prefer to listen to music or an audiobook.

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  77. Tisha, your redwork is lovely! I would love to see your quilt of singers that inspire you, if you decide to make one.

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  78. Hi Patricia, your creativeness is beautiful and each embroidered piece is impressive. Greetings from BC Canada and I will be following by email. Have a wonderful day! Carole

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  79. thanks for introducing me to a new kind of embroidery! I did quite a bit of crewel work, which I enjoyed, but not so much in recent years. My time now is spent with scrapbooking; I still have 3 small totes of old photos to put in albums. It's time consuming, but I like the end result.

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  80. Gorgeous redwork Tisha and I love that you're creating modern pieces!
    Lovely to meet you ate the party - it is such an opportunity to widen our horizons thanks to Vicki's brilliant idea!

    I'm following you now so I'll be back later when this party quietens down!

    I would love you to come over and meet me and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
    Have fun and enjoy the party!
    Hugs and blessings
    Shane

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  81. Tisha, you do beautiful embroidery! Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic embroidery!

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  82. Your work is most unusual and interesting. I like it very much.

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  83. Your embroidery is so pretty, and detailed. I'm looking forward to looking through your blog at all your work.

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  84. Muy lindos tus bordados.
    Saludos
    http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

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  85. It was so nice to meet you through the GYB hop! You do some incredible redwork - that is not an easy medium to master and you are a rock star!

    Wishing you all the best this year!

    Elise @ http://loveleadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  86. I have a love for red also. I might have to try my hand at this skill. Being a park ranger sounds like fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the GYB event.

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  87. Wow Tisha what amazing creative work. You certainly have an awesome talent. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

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  88. Your work is amazing! You are very talented!

    Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

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  89. Hi, I am visiting from with the GYB party. Beautiful blog and creative craft you have! And I learned something new: had no idea what redwork is, now I know :-)
    Tina

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  90. Beautiful work, and THANK YOU, I have been trying to remember Gavin McGraw's name for weeks!

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    1. Too funny! Glad I could be of service. I love Gavin DeGraw's new CD.

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  91. Great embroidery, love that you are a red work artist. Keep smiling and creating.

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  92. Lovely blogger :) will follow you Xx

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  93. Thank you for visiting Plum Hollow! I love your redwork and embroidery. It's reminded I have a redwork kit that I want to work. I've never seen the portrait redwork before. You're quite good at it.

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  94. I have never seen red work portraits before. I love it!

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  95. i am in love with redwork and am going to start a Doctor Who quilt with embroidery, but the thread will be Tardis blue! loving the grow your blog hop, thank you for sharing your fun blog!

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  96. Oh boy! A blog about redwork! I love your designs. You are so talented! I will be back to visit and look further at your work! Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  97. Those portraits are amazing! I've never seen anything like that before. I'm going to enjoy following your blog!

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  98. Patricia, your redwork is beautiful! And to use it as a form of portraiture is inspired.

    Lookng forward to your future posts!

    Jo :)

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  99. Patricia, your redwork is beautiful! And to use it as a form of portraiture is inspired.

    Lookng forward to your future posts!

    Jo :)

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  100. Your work is quite unique. I was going to say it looks simple and effective ... but I went on assumption it was all backstitching. But french knots and daisy chains do require a knack to them. Well done.

    Happy partying!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.com/

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  101. Hi Tisha,
    So lovely to meet you via your blog. I love your redwork, I too have done some over the years but nothing as awesome as your music portraits! I think the idea of a quilt is cool.
    I love the sound of your summer job at the Battlefield. I am a historian (amongst other things) and a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to visit Gettysburg - it was one of the highlights of my life if that doesn't sound too dorky. One reason being that I thought that I would never get there as I live in Melbourne, Australia. I would love you to come visit me at http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com or you can find my blog Kitten Stitching at Vicki's party post.
    hugs from Oz, Kaye

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  102. Thank you for visiting me. It gave me a chance to come over and meet you! I am working my way very slowly through the GYB participants. I love your redwork embroidery. Embroidery is almost a lost art. I started embroidering at age eight with my own design, and have loved it since. You've inspired me to pull out my embroidery floss!

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  103. I love redwork! Your work is absolute genius. I'm so happy to have found your blog.

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  104. Tisha, thank you for following my blog, Brushstrokes. I'm following you now, too. Your needlework is gorgeous!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  105. Hi Tisha - am returning your visit to my blog 'steamfairiecraft'. I just love your redwork and the portraits are great. I'm planning on doing a Dr Who quilt - probably in blue - for my best friend - a massive Dr Who fan - using patterns I found on Fandom in Stitches - I'm not brave enough to draw my own yet - but I'll get there. I've added myself as a follower as I'm keen to see more of your work :)

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  106. Wow your work are awesome...love the Richard Marx's potrait. I'm fan of his song too. I love embroidery and wish to see more of your works in future. Following you via email.

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  107. Hello! Adding to your long list of visitors from GYB. Thank you for leaving a comment on Comptonia :)
    Your use of redwork in a modern context is very original! I haven't done any embroidery since I was a child, but am now seeing many interesting examples on blogs. Fun!

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  108. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    And think that you do some mighty fine work.

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  109. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower :) I look forward to reading your blog!

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  110. Oh, I've never seen, to embroider Portraits - a beautiful work you're doing.
    I myself am unfortunately too clumsy with my hands, I can only knit something with coarse wool and not just ...
    I am also an introvert (autistic) and I often read books during breaks and everywhere. Better than doing nothing ...
    I will gladly re-visit your blog and look forward to your visits with me.

    (I also have not yet visited all the blogs of the party, I'm doing for a long time ... )

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  111. Your embroidered portraits are so beautiful Tisha. I am very impressed. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  112. Thank you for stopping by my blog at the party! Your work is lovely and I'll be looking forward to seeing your future creations! ~ Terri

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  113. Thank you for stopping by my blog...it's nice to "meet" another Redworker. Iespecially love the little reindeer that you did. You have a new follower.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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  114. Love the redwork! I'm very slowly making through the list..I should have started at the top!

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  115. What a brilliant idea doing redwork portraits. I'll be passing this along to my Mom who loves to do redwork. Glad to meet you via GYB.

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  116. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by me blog and your kind comment!
    Gorgeous redwork, my grandma used to do a lot of it and I still have a few of her pieces. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog,
    have a wonderful weekend!
    Diana

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  117. Hi Tisha, thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your red work stitcheries are amazing; you are very clever! I've been enjoying reading your blogs and also reading through your profile. I will certainly be back to visit some more!

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  118. Hi, I'm Wanda. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week (tidbitsandtreasures2011.wordpress.com). I'm happy to return the visit.

    Your hobby of stitching artist faces is fascinating. I think the best part of GYB thus far has been finding the many unique ways people have of creating art. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Hi, I'm Wanda. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week (tidbitsandtreasures2011.wordpress.com). I'm happy to return the visit.

    Your hobby of stitching artist faces is fascinating. I think the best part of GYB thus far has been finding the many unique ways people have of creating art. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Stopping by from the GYB party - I too love the look of red (or blue or green or black) work. Actually planning a project for a quilt (because almost everything I do these days has to become a quilt)that will probably be done in a coral color. Wonder what you would do to define dark hair?

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  121. Cool stuff. And amazing skill - the portraits and the stitching.

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  122. I am visiting you via the Grow Your Blog Hop and am now your newest follower with Bloglovin. If you get a chance, please visit me at http://meadowbrook-Kristen.blogspot.com/. Happy Stitching!!

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  123. Thanks for visiting and following me. I've enjoyed this GYB party. I look forward to your future posts.
    Sharon

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  124. Visiting from GYB, love your redwork portraits, do hope your mum is doing better.

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  125. Hi Trisha--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) I'm your friend from Albany--small world, huh? Your portrait embroidery is amazing!! And so unique; I've never seen anything like it. I look forward to following you.

    Do you know of any local blogging groups or conferences? I've not found anything and thought you might know of something.

    Let's stay in touch! Diana

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  126. Hi Trisha--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) I'm your friend from Albany--small world, huh? Your portrait embroidery is amazing!! And so unique; I've never seen anything like it. I look forward to following you.

    Do you know of any local blogging groups or conferences? I've not found anything and thought you might know of something.

    Let's stay in touch! Diana

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  127. A belated thank you for visiting my blog Patricia! I enjoyed reading your comment about YOUR little "FiFi"! My what an interesting life you have with all your experiences and your talent! I will enjoy reading more about that. Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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  128. Hi Tisha! Thank you for visiting my blog You make beautiful embroidery portraits.

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