Monday, May 18, 2009

I Need Feedback - Free 4th of July Pattern

Ok, I need some serious honesty here. Please don't worry about hurting feelings here because I truly want honesty! After my hubby designed that little Halloween ornie I got an itch to try designing something. So I brainstormed, which I am not good at, and came up with the idea of a stitched ornament tree with ornaments stitched as well. Depending on the response that I get from you all will decide if I will continue the set which will include one for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines. So here is the first one, if you do like it please feel free to take it and print it and stitch it. If you do stitch it I would love to see it finished as well.

If you think that this pattern does not stand a chance, lol, then please be honest and let me know. I have always wanted to give designing a try and if you tell me its no good, I will keep trying! But you don't have to be brutal about it, LOL!!!!
I was also wondering if anyone knows where I can get any quaker freebies. I have never stitched anything Quaker and am really wanting to but want to start with a freebie and something kind of small! Thanks in advance!

Thanks everyone!!

Happy Stitching,
Cindy Mae

23 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is a cute pattern. When I get back to stitching for my 4th of july tree I will stitch this one.

Theresa said...

Hi Cindy
Your pattern is very nice. I don't like stitching Christmas stuff but I do like your design.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That is cute Cindy.

Raymond said...

That is so cute, I love the firecracker especially. Great job

Sharon said...

I also love that firecracker, you did a wonderful job on this.

Wendy said...

It is a very lovely pattern!! You did a wonderful job on it. Keep going on the good work.

Bonnie said...

Thanks Cindy,
Great job on pattern.
I am also getting into Quaker designs.
Aury has a lot of cute quaker designs on her blog. I wish I could find time to stitch them all. lol.

http://aurytm.com/blog/

Hugs,
Bonnie

Carolyn NC said...

I think it's cute, CindyMae!

Terry said...

It's cute Cindy. I hope you are able to find some quaker designs. If I come across anything I'll give you a shout.

Alberta said...

Your first design? Who would have guessed - it looks adorable!

Pirjo said...

Cute one, Cindy! Although as a Finn I would only stitch this for a gift... But if I come up with something, can I use the tree design?

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

Louisiana Momma said...

I think your design is too cute!! I am going to stitch that one for sure.. love it.

Ranae said...

Wonderful designing, I think you may just get something going here.
Good Luck!!

Julie said...

Some nice quaker freebies here

http://www.theworkbasket.net/free

Linda said...

Oh that's adorable and a Great Idea. Nothing to be embarassed about at all. It's wonderful

DebbieSFL said...

Love the ornament and the idea--I just had a friend's husband make me a wooden one to hang ornaments on for the holiday---this is a good one to start with!!! I have found literally hundreds of designs. The ones mentioned are great--also do a google search and you should find more. If not let me know and I will try to dig up actual addresses for you.

Cindy F. said...

You could be our next big designer in demand;)
Good job girl!

Bev said...

i honestly think you should carry on, i would def do the valentines and xmas one, my design for the ATC was crap, you put me to shame girl lol

Rachel S said...

That is adorable. I love it! I can see it in the center of a wreath wrapped in patriotic ribbon.

valerie said...

Very cute design! As far as quakers, you can find some nice freebies on The Workbasket website as well as gazette94.blogspot.com. Hope that helps!

tkdquintmom said...

cute! good job

Jenna said...

I started stitching your design. http://oldewillow.blogspot.com/2009/05/thank-you-cindy-mae.html
thank you for the wonderful chart. Keep designing!

Lili said...

Quaker designs: apart from the ones mentioned before, I know two big ones but you can choose small sections of them if you like.
One will come as a sal later this week and it's there:
http://needleprint.blogspot.com/
The other one is older and you can find it there:
http://www.amonamipierre.net/amapshop/lire/index.php?rubid=34
It's a freebies page, see the quaker a six mains.
Enjoy your weekend!
Lili