Sulky Embroidery Club

Because of Paris

Rich and I meeting Mona Lisa in 2012
Rich and I meeting Mona Lisa in 2012

A few years ago, my wonderful husband took me to Paris for my 40th birthday. It was the trip of a lifetime. I was overjoyed to get to see the city of lights and most importantly, the art. I finally got to see, in person, pieces that I had studied in books for years. I got to meet Mona Lisa, Monet’s Water Lilies and Venus de Milo. To be surrounded by such masterpieces everyday, both inside and outside the museums is just something that I cannot put into words.

Venus de Milo in the Louvre in Paris
Venus de Milo in the Louvre in Paris
One painting in a the eight painting series. Monet's Water Lilies
One painting in the eight painting series. Monet’s Water Lilies

These memories cause my heart to ache today as I think about the horrible attacks on this city.

The view from inside the Musee D'Orsay. You can see Sacre Coeur through the large clock.
The view from inside the Musee D’Orsay. You can see Sacre Coeur through the large clock.

To show support for our French friends, I am making these two luggage tags to hang on my purse and computer bag as a show of support.



The Eiffel Tower appliqué embroidery design.


I think I will also make this coin purse.

purse 8pg

With my thoughts and prayers in Paris, Happy Sewing.

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  • Liz Dicrescenzo

    I agree. At least one of the designs should be a free offering. Sulky is a very profitable company. It should be a very big hearted company as well.

    • Kelly Nagel

      Thank you for your feedback. The intent of this post was not to sell designs. I was just expressing my feelings and my story, including one of the ways that I plan to deal with this tragedy. For me that is sewing. Sulky is a company with a HUGE heart. We donate to charities, quilt guilds, and non-profit organizations every month. We also have tons of free patterns and designs in the Sulky Embroidery Club, at and on this blog.

  • Cherie

    The intent was to show support through the visual use of the embroidery designs on their items. NOT to sell designs or projects or anything else–but to show how they are visually showing their support. Some people are changing their pictures with an overlay of color, some are putting flags on their cars and more–this is no different. It is a kind and visual motion so the world can see that they stand with France in their time of sorrow. Nothing more–and it is a lovely way to do it.

  • akyrabbit lynn

    grow up people- a very talented educated person looking for something she could share with others (which helps more than you know at times)— I hope to see more of this type – for purchase – talent is one way to earn a living —– but just because you are talented does not mean you don’t have the same bills as someone who goes away from home to make a living — please give this some thought lynn

  • Collleen

    If she was a free lance person, the situation would be different, she works for Sulky and they pay her handsomely and the unknown is if she digitized this herself or did she or another use the software Sulky paid for.

    • Kelly Nagel

      Colleen, the design is not mine. This is owned and digitized by a third party whose designs are sold in the Sulky Embroidery Club. I have no control over those designs or the prices. This post was simply me expressing my sorrow for what happened in Paris and sharing with you how I was personally dealing with that tragedy. I am sorry if that has offended anyone. That was never my intention.

  • Collleen

    If you had just explained this in the first place, these comments could have been avoided, I have friends living in Paris so it personally affected me!
    Knowledge is power and also understanding!

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