I decided to try doing a portrait of Teddy.   I drew a picture a bit over life size and did embroidery on my treadle

Here is how it looked after day one of work


Here it is after adding the rest


and framing (the glass makes for glare 😦  )



I wanted to see if there was a way to do this for those who aren’t good at drawing and here is what I came up with (video in 2 parts)





I have also been having trouble answering your comments .   Every time I try to add a response my computer freezes up and I have to re-start it……I cant figure out what is causing this but as soon as I get it figured out I will respond to your comments 🙂

Happy quilting






12 thoughts on “Teddy

  1. Sara Velder says:


  2. Mrs. Plum says:

    I’m sure Teddy is very pleased with his likeness. As the previous responder said, “Wow!”

  3. Susie Q says:

    I would think it is easier to “draw” a dog with a pencil than to use a sewing machine!!! Great work.

  4. Sandy Scribner says:

    Totally amazing portrait of Teddy!

  5. Pam G says:

    WoW indeed!!!! You have outdone yourself once again. Such talent.

  6. Jan Smith says:

    Your work is amazing! You have such a special muse, too!

  7. Sandi says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  8. melissa raddetz says:

    Your talent is beyond compare. I love that you like to experiment and tackle new things! I can’t imagine that there are a lot of treadle embroiderers….

  9. Katherine says:

    Dear Tim –
    Your talent continues to amaze and inspire. You have captured your sweet boy completely

  10. Barbara Rasch says:

    you have outdone yourself with this wonderful embroidery. Teddy looks so real. Love his ears. You continue to amaze.

  11. Becky in VA says:

    You continue to amaze me!

  12. Ranchwife in Nebraska says:

    Hope all is well. I miss your blog posts. 🙂


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