Today is a hot one in the Pacific Northwest....it is a perfect day to stay in by the air conditioner...watch some movies, and stitch away.
I love Embroidery!
It is so fun....you get fast results (as opposed to quilting and cross-stitch which take soooo much longer),
it is very portable...so you can bring it to games, by the pool side, to doctors appointments, and while on the road.
I want to share some links that are really good for the beginner and all of us who have been stitchin for years.
Sublime stitching has great examples and tutorials.
Martha Stewart has info that is good.
Needlenthread has videos of stitches
I always have a project ready and in a large clear bag I got from quilt store...keeps everything clean and easy to see.
Embroideries can be made into almost anything:
part of a quilt
shelf tucks (lil pillows that can be placed on a shelf or small area)
embellishments for clothing
in hoops and hung up
embellishments for wrist cuffs and jewelry
on and on.....
The more you do it...the better you get at it.
You should see the first embroidery I had ever done....I need to find it from my boxes.
It was of a kitty...it was horrible. The stitches were wildand uneven....I even got it dirty working on it.
I kept it though and it reminds me how far you can come!
I will try to find it and post it. Right now I am changing my studio from my basement in my house to the big building by my house...which we just reroofed.
I encourage you all to try embroidery....it is addicting however!
All the pics in this post are my patterns ....