12.19.2008

My latest hobby

If this pattern, found for free over at All Sorts (such a fun and inspiring blog), doesn't motivate you to get out your needle and embroidery floss, I don't know what will. I have never embroidered before, so my first attempt isn't perfect, but I look forward to practicing more (I will conquer the french knot! Why is it so hard for me?).


This little cutie from Urban Threads just might be the project to perfect my "needle skillz."

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Great job! I'm planning on trying this design after Christmas (so I'll have a head start on next Christmas!).

Songbirdtiff said...

I <3 embroidery.

Darning Diva said...

Oh, my! That is adorable! I think you did a fantastic job for your first time!

Lisa said...

You did a great job. I still can't do French knots!

Jenny said...

I saw that design the other day and thought how sweet it was. Yours looks great for a first try!
~Jenny~

Do it yourselfer said...

that is so cute! I love it! Great job!

Meshellyn said...

I can remember hand embroidering with my grandma as a child. She made such great heirloom quilts and I've always wanted to pick up this hobby someday for my own children and grandchildren! Love the pattern!

Happy Hubby, JJ, Bugs, Nenie and Sadie Jo said...

soon you will be addicted to embroidery. French knot is king, I still cant do it.

sweetpea said...

I have been wanting to try this too--it looks great!

kkormondy said...

lovely work! it took me about 3 years of temporarily practicing and 1 year of serious practice to perfect my french knot. I used to avoid them at all costs (which made me miss out on some great cross stitch patterns!)

boysmum2 said...

It looks fine, sewing IS my thing, so welcome to my world when I try to do something with paper and mod podge. Practice makes better. I think it is cute. Love the gingerbreadman pattern.

Threeundertwo said...

You did a beautiful job! Pretty soon you'll be doing French knots in your sleep. Wrap, set the point of the needle on the fabric, pull the thread with the other hand to get the tension snug, insert the needle, keeping the thread taut as you push the needle through.

I love that gingerbread man! Too funny!

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