What’s Your Superpower?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am really excited about this blog hop, because it is our very first one! I was a little nervous about it and super busy with my project last week. (No, “busy” is not my superpower, except on some days!) I want to thank Mdm Samm for calling me with the opportunity to be part of the hop and Pauline for being a great and patient cheerleader. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on all the fun until now!


This week it’s time for mild-mannered Emma Broidery to reveal her secret true identity as Super Emma, Super Stitcher! With just a needle and DMC thread, I can save the world, one stitch at a time! But honestly, I can’t do it alone.

As Super Emma, my Superpower is Creating Community. I like to think I help bring stitchers and quilters together into amazing needlework groups and guilds. I love these extraordinary needlework communities! When stitchers come together whether we are beginners or experts, we are not just stitching thread. In a way, we are stitching strong connections between us.


As we share stories and stitches, our bonds deepen. We inspire each other with project ideas and new techniques. We cheer for each other and support each other. We matter to each other. Being together helps us to build confidence and often pushes us to challenge ourselves. A needle and thread truly can be magical! The truth is, we ALL share the same superpower! Creating community takes all of us. (And did I mention that we can save the world?)

Super Emma was designed by Brooke Nolan and is stitched with DMC Embroidery Floss, DMC Light Effects, and DMC Memory Thread on 28 count Charles Craft White Monaco, stitched over two threads. The finished piece was tacked onto a pink pillow with two trims. Don’t you love the buttons? If you feel a little like Super Emma, here is a link to the Super Emma chart.

Thank you for visiting! I will love to receive and reply to your comments! I hope you continue to see the other amazing Super Bloggers this week. I know I will.

Here is today’s list to make sure you don’t miss any!

Tuesday, April 15

A Geeky Crafty Life

Thimblemouse and Spouse

How ART you?

Sew Golden A Chance

Just Because Quilts

DMC-Threads (I am so happy you are here!)


And since I’m last today, here is tomorrow, too.

Wednesday, April 16


My Addiction to Quilting

Needle and Hook

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Lixie Makes It

Seams To Be Sew




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72 Responses to “What’s Your Superpower?Comment RSS feed

  • Shari
    April 15th, 2014 5:38 am

    Hi Emma…beautiful pillow, Super Emma is amazing! Welcome to the SUPER world of Mdm. Samm’s blog hops. They are sew much fun! Loving DMC Thread and your inspiring blog…sew very many great ideas, tips & tricks. A super learning resource. Thanks for sharing with us!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:03 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Shari, Thank you for the nice comments! We try to make sure we provide info you can use. It’s great to know you like it!

  • Thearica Burroughs
    April 15th, 2014 5:41 am

    I love Super Emma! and the way you used the buttons and lace for the frame is totally awesome! This went in to my inspiration files!

    Thank you for sponsoring our hop and for the chart!!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:06 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Thearica. Thank you! I think the buttons are my favorite part!

  • Elizabeth
    April 15th, 2014 6:07 am

    Super Emma is Super Wonderful! I love the colors, the trims, the buttons, and of course the design! Your blog is great for ideas and information, so thanks so much for that.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:23 am
      Author's Reply

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m feeling pretty super today! I’m happy you like the blog.

  • mdm samm
    April 15th, 2014 6:21 am

    Ooooooh love it…I am soooo happy you were able to share the pattern too..already printed it…I just may have to stitch this one up….for my office….adorable to a T…YOU tops today..

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:24 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Mdm Samm, Super Emma couldn’t be anything other than pink pink pink! Thank you.

  • Marlene
    April 15th, 2014 6:26 am

    How adorable! I love your stitchery – she’s a perfect representation for all stitchers. :) I love, love, love embroidery and counted cross stitch and always enjoy using DMC threads. Thanks for joining us! blessings, marlene

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:52 am
      Author's Reply

      Thank you, I’m so happy to be here!

  • Brenda
    April 15th, 2014 6:27 am

    I love SuperEmma. What a great design and a great execution. I especially like the knitted look trim and all of the buttons. The pillow is a perfect home for her — on top of the world, in the pink, and ready to fly off as needed to help further the creative community! Thanks to DMC for sponsoring the blog hop and to you for entering and for showing us that there are people behind some of our big brand names.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 7:02 am
      Author's Reply

      Thank you so much, Brenda. That makes me feel great. We love to feel part of the community.

  • Linda Winters
    April 15th, 2014 6:37 am

    Emma is “Super” adorable!! (And yes, I love the buttons, too!)
    Welcome to the Blog hop world. I think you’ll be pleased at how much fun we have!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 7:02 am
      Author's Reply

      Thanks, I’m already having fun!

  • krislovesfabric
    April 15th, 2014 6:41 am

    Oh…this project has made it onto my to-do list! Thanks for sharing it today :) Love your blog and all the great stitchery info!!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 7:04 am
      Author's Reply

      I’m happy Super Emma has found a place on your to do list! Thanks for reading the blog.

  • Carol
    April 15th, 2014 7:12 am

    Super Emma is just amazing and really a work of art…I love her! Thanks for being a part of our hop and sharing in our fun.

  • Charlene
    April 15th, 2014 7:42 am

    WOW!!! LOVE HER! The glasses are perfect and the buttons are a great embellishment! Thank you for sharing the chart. Looks like a fun project.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 7:50 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Charlene, thanks! Even super heroes might need a little help seeing the really tiny stitches sometimes!

  • Corrie
    April 15th, 2014 7:56 am

    That is so perfect for this blog hop. I love it. Thanks for joining the fun & being a sponsor.

  • Sandy
    April 15th, 2014 8:25 am

    Fabulous pillow. She makes me want to go out and concur the world….well at least spread a little cheer, I love the button trim. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I think she needs to be a part of something in my world. Thanks for sponsoring the hop. DMC is the best!!!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 8:50 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Sandy, Spreading cheer is just as good as taking on the world, maybe even better! Thanks for the nice comments.

  • Judy
    April 15th, 2014 8:58 am

    This is a super-powered fantastic cushion! Waouh, and everything with cross stich? I have to confess I tried crossstiching once, and I never tried it again, I had knots everywhere and the result (if I can speak of this chaos beeing a result) was awful…. Well, I was still young then (10) and now, some 33 years later, I never tried it again, LOL.
    Perhaps a good reason to jump over my comfort zone and to concentrate again over this cross stich….
    Wonderful job, I love the cushion!!
    Greetings from Switzerland

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 9:18 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Judy, thank you for checking in from Switzerland! I’d love for you to try cross stitch again! I can see how you might have gotten a little frustrated at ten. It’s time to find your cross stitch superpower! We have lots of tips on getting started on our website. Thank you for the compliments!

  • Joan
    April 15th, 2014 9:04 am

    Well now, if Emma, isn’t just the cutest thing around! Great pattern your shared! Thanks!

  • Judy B.
    April 15th, 2014 9:31 am

    What a perfect piece for the Superpower hop! My old eyes can’t do cross stitch anymore, but it was my favorite!

  • Rosemary
    April 15th, 2014 9:44 am

    Hello Emma,
    I love your cross-stitch piece but as Judy B, says old eyes make cross-stitch difficult. But I do embroider and being graphically challenged, I always have to depend on others designs for projects. So how about doing an embroidery version for us graphically challenged? It’s very cute. Thanks for sharing and will be checking out your blog frequently for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 9:54 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Rosemary, Thank you for the idea! I like it. I will pass it along. I hope you enjoy visiting our blog.

  • Lana
    April 15th, 2014 9:55 am

    Oh Emma! I so love your project! and this site! This is an introduction to me as I am not familiar with your threads!! (I am a quilter mostly) But after doing this hop (mine was yesterday) I see what a difference your threads would have made!!!
    I am off to the store today for sure!
    Thank you for hopping with us! Loved your project and your name!!!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 10:09 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Lana, Welcome and thank you! I am happy you are going to try out our threads. A lot of quilters especially like our Pearl Cotton, which is a lustrous, non-divisible 100% cotton thread. It can add lovely texture to a quilt.

  • Pauline
    April 15th, 2014 10:54 am

    OMG…Emma, your Super Emma pillow is AWESOME! I’m sEw happy you joined the blog hop…Mdm Samm’s blog hops are always inspiring. I’ve used DMC floss since…well forever!! I have never crossed stitched but I have 2 cross stitched framed pictures hanging in our home…they are favorites. I will show them in my blog posting with tomorrow’s schedule. My sister does beautiful cross stitch…Christmas stockings are her favorites. In the past 3 years I have come to luv the perle cottons too…12wt for embroidery and 8wt for attaching the purse handles to the Tammy Bag pattern Mdm Samm designed. I’ve added your button to my sidebar. Thanks for the pattern and the inspiration. See you again in blogland…happy stitching!! Pauline

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 11:06 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Pauline! Thank you for the nice words! The pillow has become my new favorite thing. I am loving being part of the blog hop! It’s so much fun to talk to everyone. This has been a great introduction to blog hopping and you and Mdm Samm have been fantastic. I’m looking forward to seeing your post tomorrow.

  • Marcy
    April 15th, 2014 11:53 am

    Emma, I am going to keep an eye on you. Great pillow–great. You have superpowers and it shows. Now it is time for me to wander around your blog and see what else hits my eye. Thanks for being in our hop.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 1:12 pm
      Author's Reply

      Hi Marcy, thanks and I hope you enjoy the tour!

  • Linda J
    April 15th, 2014 12:06 pm

    THX not only for being one of the sponsors this round but for participating as well. Super Emma in cloth—how clever! I love the button trim that you chose to frame your cross stitch and the pink sets off her leotard quite nicely!

    I am an avid “red”work type embroiderer but enjoy cross stitching too
    so I have accumulated quite a supply of DMC floss over the years.

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 1:15 pm
      Author's Reply

      Hi Linda, I am so happy to participate! This is a lot of fun. I’m going to be visiting our “Super” bloggers myself over the next few days. I’m sure that your red work is gorgeous!

  • Lixie
    April 15th, 2014 1:00 pm

    Great project!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 1:17 pm
      Author's Reply

      Hi Lixie, thanks!

  • Mary Pat Callihan
    April 15th, 2014 2:46 pm

    Emma, you have the best job in the world! Wow! The pillow is awesome, who doesn’t like buttons?! I am not very good with handwork but I super appreciate it because of that. Well done you!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:13 pm
      Author's Reply

      Hi Mary Pat, thank you for the nice comments! I do love my job!

  • Michele T
    April 15th, 2014 2:56 pm

    Your stitching is perfect!! Love your pillow – sweet!

    • admin
      April 15th, 2014 6:14 pm
      Author's Reply

      Thank you! So nice of you to visit!

  • Doris Quilting Queen
    April 15th, 2014 6:22 pm

    Wow! SUPER EMMA rocks! She is so perfect for this hop. And the button trim, SUPER WOW! I love, love, love it.

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:44 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Doris, thanks!! It’s so great for you to say that!

  • Carla
    April 15th, 2014 6:30 pm

    Super Emma is superb. So many great details to love and stitched in perfection. Yeah for pink! Love this community and all the friends we connect with through stitching. You certainly are tops today. Thank you DMC Threads for sponsoring this SUPERPOWER hop.

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:45 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Carla, I like to think of it as Pink Power! Thanks for the nice comments.

  • Marian
    April 15th, 2014 7:17 pm

    Love the pillow, sew sew sew cute, and sew much fun!! Wish I could cross stitch like that.

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:46 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Marian, thank you sew sew much! And we have lots of cross stitching tips on our website.

  • Saucy Chick Sherry
    April 15th, 2014 7:25 pm

    I am thrilled to find your blog and follow. SuperPowers are amazing and I love this pillow with the stitching and buttons. Thank you sew very much for Hopping…

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:47 am
      Author's Reply

      Dear Sherry, welcome! We’re so happy to have you. I can’t believe I haven’t hopped before this. What fun!

  • Jane
    April 15th, 2014 7:41 pm

    I love it!! And those buttons, what a great idea for a boarder around the girl. Then to turn it into a pillow…. tis great!

  • Lyn Kaufmann
    April 15th, 2014 8:44 pm

    Super Emma is fabulous! super fun here in the blog hop. Thanks.

  • Jan
    April 15th, 2014 9:41 pm

    I love your Super power and DMC. Thank you for sharing!
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm.blogspot.com

  • Theresa
    April 15th, 2014 9:48 pm

    Super Emma is wonderful! Thanks for offering it for free. It’s definitely one that I’ll be stitchn’.

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:50 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Theresa, you are welcome! I’m delighted that you want to stitch it!

  • Susan in OK
    April 16th, 2014 1:15 am

    Emma, Thank you for participating. I often visit to find a cute pattern. I have always used DMC thread. My paternal grandmother taught me to cross stitch when I was about ten or eleven. I did a stamped tablecloth. It’s not the best work that I’ve ever done and I still have it. I think all my crosses do go the same way. I think stamped is much more difficult than counted. I hadn’t cross stitched in a few years and when I tried to pick it up again, I realized that I just couldn’t see to do it. Many months later, I had to have surgery on both my eyes. I still have some issues with my eyes and hope to stitch again soon. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you are participating in this blog where most of us are quilters and many of us do other crafts as well. You are an inspiration to all of us. It’s like a reunion to have you participating.

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 5:55 am
      Author's Reply

      Dear Susan, what a lovely compliment! Thank you so much. We love to feel like a real part of this extraordinary community. Your own stitching story about your grandmother is wonderful. I’m happy that you still have that tablecloth. Please continue to recover and then pick up your needle!

  • Anita
    April 16th, 2014 1:42 am


  • Jane
    April 16th, 2014 6:35 am

    Oh. I like your pillow! And those buttons…great idea!

    • admin
      April 16th, 2014 7:22 am
      Author's Reply

      Thank you, Jane! The buttons are my favorite part.

  • Pam in IL
    April 16th, 2014 2:03 pm

    Awesome! DMC has been part of my creative life since I was little girl and what you say about community is exactly how I feel too. Thanks for sponsoring this blog hop.

    • admin
      April 17th, 2014 6:09 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Pam, thank you! That is so nice to hear!

  • LJ
    April 16th, 2014 2:22 pm

    Super Emma is wonderful and the pillow so cute – the button trim is outstanding. I have used DMC since I was a kid just learning to embroider – some 60+ years! From regular embroidery to cross-stitch, DMC has brought me much joy.

    • admin
      April 17th, 2014 6:10 am
      Author's Reply

      Dear LJ, thank you for such a lovely compliment. I love to think that we can bring joy!

  • Wendy
    April 16th, 2014 9:22 pm

    Oh My Goodness …. Super Emma is adorable! I absolutely adore her and will trundle off from here to find your lovely pattern chart! I am a huge fan of DMC threads … I was a cross stitcher long before I ever thought about quilting … and I’m thrilled to see you in this hop … Welcome Aboard the Hopping Trail! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • admin
      April 17th, 2014 6:11 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Wendy, thank you for being a fan! And I am having so much fun with this hop!

  • Quilter Kathy
    April 17th, 2014 9:40 am

    SuperEmma is incredible… a real Superhero! Love the buttons on the finished Emma!

  • Amy @ Sew Incredibly CraZy
    April 17th, 2014 12:59 pm

    Love your SuperHero!! I will be stitching a few up of those. She is SEW fabulous! Glad you joined us during the hop. I don’t hand stitch with anything but your threads. 😉

    • admin
      April 17th, 2014 1:11 pm
      Author's Reply

      Hi Amy, thank you! I’m happy to hear how much you like our threads. That’s why we do what we do!

  • Mara
    April 21st, 2014 12:27 am

    Super Emma, looks fantastic, The button trim is too cute.

  • QuiltinGram
    April 21st, 2014 8:48 am

    I have to make one of the for my super granddaughter Emma!

  • Kathy
    September 12th, 2014 12:15 pm

    I stitched her on perforated paper, white, she was such fun to stitch. Any word of when Emma Plum Fairy chart will be released by you guys.

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