Thursday, February 24, 2011

In my hoop...

I have been doing quite a bit of hand embroidery recently.  There is nothing more relaxing than sitting at a guild meeting or in front of the tv doing a bit of stitching.  For the past few weeks I have been working on the same little pattern...I have finished it in redwork and now have started working in some variegated threads. On this post  I asked for help and got some really good four letter words to put on their sweaters... 

I don't usually leave my needle in the fabric...I snapped this under my OTT light while I was getting ready to thread the needle again...

I finished the multicolor stitchery and started on this one using the one color variegated thread. This will be a Christmas present and made into a pillow.. You can see the "O" on that second little person there, but I won't be stitching that.  I will show you more when I get done.

Did you notice the little stripes on the first little person's hat?   I have been reading Aneela Hoey's blog for awhile now.  You may not recognize the name, but what if I said "Sherbet Pips" and "Moda" .  Aneela designed the Sherbet Pips line for Moda.  The little girl on the scooter?  That started as a stitchery and then was developed into her line of fabric.  I love her stitching..and most of all I love that fill stitchery she does.. I love the texture it gives to the finished piece. Well, guess what?  She has a great tutorial on her blog showing how to do that stitch and it's so simple and easy.....Doesn't that little girls coat  look like tweed fabric?... She uses all 6 strands of floss.. I usually use two strands of DMC and the fill stitch will take more stitching but it's working for me...


Didn't it make such cute stripes on her hat? And I really want to get a bigger needle and use all 6 strands and try it out...and I think I might fill in the rest of the hat... I also did the dots on the other hat with the same stitch...it wasn't as easy going around in circles, but it worked...

Don't you just love the internet? And all the wonderfully knowledgeable people out there that are willing to share?  Thank you Aneela..I have been stitching for more years than I care to count..and I still learned something new..

Now I need to get my butt in gear and design the master bath...Off to Lowe's I go...Did you know they can help you design a bathroom just like a kitchen?  Yea, I didn't know that either...

Nancy

7 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your stitching is adorable. And I love the little hat. Can't wait to see it all done. And isn't it wonderful that we can still learn something new. Yay!

Pat said...

I looked at that tutorial and the coat she did (and the other things she showed with the fill stitch) look really nice! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

I'm loving your stitching. Good luck with the master bath - the most important room in the house, except for the kitchen in my book.

Splendorfalls said...

Oh you are just trying to torture me with all this cute stitching! Gah! I just might have to do something small...

Anne D said...

Love it in blue. Love that stitch and may have to try it.

Miss Nancy said...

These little ladies are adorable. Love it in all the different colors you have been using. The stitching is perfect. Well done!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Lanita said...

Those are great! I have at least 3 unfinished cross-stitch projects lying around and a needlepoint project I have been working on for almost a year. You have inspired me to get my needles back out!