A piece of my heart…my grandson, Peyton, in the little outfit that I made for his baptism. It was made in white satin fabric with a little vest, blue bow-tie and cap with blue trim to complete the outfit. Baptisms are always a special day for families, and this was an extremely special day for our family.
Peyton was the 4th generation in my family to be baptized in the church where I grew up. My mother, my aunts and uncles, my brother, sisters, myself and my children as well as my nieces and nephew were all baptized in the same church. My great grandmother started going to this church in 1925. After the baptism, we had a luncheon in the basement to celebrate.
These embroidered photo heirlooms will give everlasting memories for families to cherish as I do this one. I just love looking at the detail of the embroidered piece compared to the original photo.
After I purchased my Photo Stitch Program, I decided to use this photo to stitch an heirloom for my daughter. Photo Stitch Embroidery is one of my favorite things to do. It is an embroidery technique using single stitches to recreate the photo in stitches. I created a digital stitch file using the original photo (pictured on the left) and then embroidered it on white fabric creating the finished embroidered piece (pictured on the right). Once the piece is embroidered, it is ready for framing and will become a treasured Family Heirloom to pass down from generation to generation or make a unique gift.
It is mesmerizing watching how the photo evolves while it stitches, and you can see how the photo comes to life. The stitch count is very high on these pieces which takes hours to stitch. Besides being beautiful, I love how the embroidery feels on the fabric.
Here are some ideas of photos that can be used to create your heirloom.
- Baby’s baptism
- Even just your favorite snapshot