Thursday, February 11, 2010

New addiction perhaps?

Well, I'm beginning to love embroidery!!! Just another craft that I'm sure I will overindulge in.
Here's my progress so far on the bird pattern found here:


I've been using these two books as references for the stitches: Doodle Stitching, and Sublime Stitching. Both are very well informed and have pretty designs -Sublime Stitching has iron transfer patterns, so when you're ready to thread your needle, all you do is press and you're set to go. Doodle stitching has more intricate, involved patterns, that tell you which stitch to use where - but you do have to photocopy to the suggested size, so it requires a trip to the copy shop.

Also finished Kandra's block for MMSB. The tutorial can be found here.

I still have quite a to-do list with the pillow swap approaching, and other bee blocks, but unfortunately my life to-do list is overpowering my urge to quilt. So off to the mechanic I go, to try and resusitate my poor old Golf - I think the time is approaching to put it to rest - but don't tell it I said that....
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4 comments:

Kandra February 11, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

YAY I'm so glad you love embroidery! It looks like you are using that hoop you won on my giveaway! :D

I love the block you made me! Can't wait to see all of the completed blocks together!

If you hear of another pillow swap, let me know. I'm very interested!

Leslie February 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

the embroidery is looking great!!! that is a really pretty quilt block as well.

mallorymurray February 11, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

I love the birds! So sweet.

affectioknit February 12, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Oooh I love your embroidery!

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