Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Sue Spargo Stuff

This is a bit of Sue Spargo I bought for making snowflake cushions.


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Great Find

I found this book of embroidery designs at the mall bookstore in Krakow.  It's got a whole bunch of surface embroidery and Richilieu designs.  I can't wait to start.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Take it Further - Stand Your Ground

This is my response to Sharon B's Take It Further Challenge for this month. It was to express something about a person you admire. I chose my husband. I admire him greatly, and the tree symbolizes one of his central traits. He hews to his principles and doesn't waver, ergo he stands his ground. The tree's roots are deep. At the same time, when the wind blows hard and change is being forced, he doesn't lose those principles, but bends to fit the circumstances at the edges, just as a tree's branches sway and bend in the wind. In the end, the tree doesn't change what or where it is, just like my husband doesn't. He's seen the tree and loves it. Now he's trying to figure out how to frame it. I think he's putting it in his office.
This is the very first design I've ever taken from my mind to completion in embroidery. I'd done it in crochet before, but never in this. I like it. The goldwork with the brown floss worked well. The lazy daisy stitches aren't very uniform, but I think they shouldn't be. The design's only about four inches square, but the way it looks gives me confidence to try something else. On top of that, it applies to my project challenge because it was completely stitched from stash. I wonder what next month's will be.