Sew Deadly

Posted on Oct 28 2009

Welcome to Sew Deadly!

Sew Deadly is the new blog newsletter from Marcy Singer, heroine of the embroidery mystery series. This blog will go up every other Wednesday, and we’ll talk about embroidery projects, sites, shops, products, my books and whatever else you want to talk about. If you  have a project you’d like to showcase, please let Gayle know at

Project Showcase

AngelAs you may or may not recall, a few weeks ago we took a look at Gayle’s valiant efforts on the angel she was hoping would be the topper for the family’s Christmas tree this year. Well, believe it or not, she has it finished!

Here is the finished needlework on the canvas prior to Gayle cutting it out and putting the backing on. Says Gayle, “I was so afraid I’d ruin it when I cut the canvas, I wanted a picture so I’d at least have something to show for all my hard work!”

But, as you can see below, she was not only able to cut out the angel, she was able to put the backing on it, trim it with beaded lace and turn it into a tree topper.

Angel Finished

Okay, so it’s not on the tree yet, but it will be. Hey, it’s not even Halloween yet! 🙂

Once again, if you have a project you’d like to showcase, please let us know at

Gayle’s angel was done in tent stitches and also incorporated French knots and Hungarian stitching. Gayle was unfamiliar with Hungarian stitching, so she pretty much had to “wing” it. Pun intended! 😉 Still, she was really pleased with how it turned out.

Site Spotlight: Designs by Sick

Designs by Sick allows you to buy embroidery sets or individual designs. Best of all, the site has an alphabetical subject search option where you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Designs by Sick aren’t “sick” designs, so don’t be afraid to check it out! They have some adorable things.

5 responses to “Sew Deadly”

  1. Cornelius says:

    Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

  2. Kim Weatherly says:


  3. Gayle says:

    Thank you. You’re so sweet!!!

  4. Gayle says:

    Thank you, Kathy!

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