3.29.2010

Embroidery Sampler


Time to share some more sampler pics from my stitchalong project.  So many of you have mentioned that you would like to maybe try hand embroidery.  I think the only thing I have every actually been shown (and not just figured out myself) was a french knot, which my grandma showed me.  And I didn't have a huge interest in doing any embroidery until I found the book Doodle Stitching (by the way, the author even has an etsy shop where she sells patterns!).  I learned that you don't need to use tiny threads like I had always thought, and you don't need those old lady patterns they sell at the craft store, you can doodle your own!  Or use other peoples doodles if you don't doodle yourself.   So here are some more squares, I need to fill in the border in some spots, but I only have a few squares left to go!
I doodle my ideas in by pencil.  Here is an example of some squares coming up.

13 comments:

  1. I am so entertained by this! You have just made the little squares come alive. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! Can't wait to see more.

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  2. So cute! I would never have the patience for that. I like instant gratification. :) I enjoy seeing your work though.
    BTW, I finished my butterfly/paper bag wreath! You can check it out here: http://myheelsarehigherthanyours.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-paper-bag-wreath.html

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  3. I adore your sampler!! The tree with the heart, the mushrooms, and is that a gnome I see??? I'm swooning!

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  4. This is turning out so cute! Makes me want to do one:)

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  5. Mine is nearly finished too. I'm already thinking of another one! ::Jill

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  6. Those are too cute!! I have never been all that interested in embroidery, because of the "old lady patterns", but this idea really appeals to me, I love doodling!! BTW, been following your blog for a couple of weeks, LOVE IT!!

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  7. wow, that is really really cute! I don't know if I have the patience for embroidery, hmmm

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  8. Very cute stitchery project! Thanks for your comment on the birdseed ornaments.

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  9. I all of a sudden have a burning desire to make a small embroidered painting for a doll house...and I don't even have a doll house let alone i don't know how to embroider. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  10. Oh your piece is sooooo delightful! I love the little mushrooms and the tree especially! Are you going to make a pillow with it when you are done? It would be darling! :) Hugs, Tamara

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  11. oh goodness, i am making one of these right now. your's is adorable!

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