Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dabbling in Embroidery



I decided to make the plunge into the embroidery world, doing it by hand! If you look close, you will DEFINITELY see that it's not by machine! LOL I've never done embroidery and am kind of just winging it. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but that's okay. I found these darling 50's dresses done in pink and black with a little accent of green and I couldn't resist. They were part of the free series on The Bobby Sox Company site. I love her site--if you have a chance to go look, check out her darling sewing room. Oh, if only mine looked so good! She has a new free series on there now with alphabets.

I'm hoping that this will be my Friday night Quilt Group take along project. I get tired of lugging my machine and all the stuff. My Dear Jane project can get a big tedious at times and is sometimes hard to travel with and not lose pieces. I prefer hand quilting in a frame (yeah, like I have anything in the frame at the moment!), so I thought maybe this would be a good idea and I could certainly get one done in a month. So, we'll see how it goes!

Thanks for all the comments on Brianna and her creativity! That was the first time we had met,but I see more get togethers in the future. I think her Mom and older sister want to join in too! I think next time we ought to work on a quilt of her own, to take home with her.

Gratitudes:

1. It's April, so spring is around the corner!

2. Being able to try new things

3. the new Cinnamon Melts at McDonald's :)

6 comments:

Leslie said...

First timer my foot! :D Lovely stitchery, you did good.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh my, that stitchery is way too cute, I will definitely have to go check out that website. Wonderful job!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

Beautiful stitchery. I'm doing her alphabet right now. I really enjoy doing the redwork.

Jeanne said...

I did look closely, and it's very pretty hand embroidery! If that's your first work, you must be a natural.

Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks for including your "gratitudes" Likely we all should do more of that, everyday. If we have enough money to pursue this "not cheap" hobby (quilting) AND have computers and can spend time on them, we really are remarkably "wealthy".
Thanks.
Marne

Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing the link- I love your little embroidered dress!