Friday, August 21, 2009

Late and fallen behind..

I've been so wrapped up stitching for this project that a co-worker asked me to do that I hadn't posted my Needle 'N Thread long and short stitch progress. So, I will have another post over the weekend to catch me up. I'm still behind having only just started the triangles and the lessons are one past that but, I think I'll be able to focus and get all caught up again. For any one that is not sure what even I speak of check it out:

Anyways onto the picture. There is only the one but I like this technique and think that it has the potential to take my embroidery to a different range of possibilities.

More later~

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Onto the stitching!

I have certainly seen this done before but I jut had to make one for my cubicle at work. I just cranked out the border without much planning but I think it turned out alright for a quick project. The flowers remind me of Forget-me-nots a little bit.

I actually have a commission piece that I'm just beginning to work on! That is pretty exciting really and I want to do a good job on it! It is the first time anyone has specifically asked me to make something, I almost feel (dare I say) accomplished.
Also I am following along with the Needle'NThread long and short stitch lessons
I can't wait to expand my skills, the long and short stitch is something that I have seen in books and I think that it will be valuable to learn good technique.
I will also blog my progress on the lessons here just for fun!

Out and about

I cannot believe the amazing response that I have received from my embroidery projects!! I am so thrilled that folks like the things that I make. So to all my new stitching friends I would like to say thank you! >^_^<

I haven’t been home very much over the last few weekends, we took a trip to the coast weekend before this last and last weekend went off to a local state park to play in the river.

The park was full a lovely images and lots of birds and butterflies.

The park has old Walnut and Filbert orchards many of them grown wild...

Our trip to the coast was relaxing and I think we came home way too soon in the day, we got back and it was still over 105 here!
This sign cracked me up, sadly this was the best shot that I was able to get of it.

She loved the beach.

And how can I count the weekend as over until I do a little thrifting? These were cool and I found them at Goodwill, still don't have any idea what to do with them but they spoke to me so I had to have them.

Now about the stitching...