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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stitching Away...


Ive been slowly stitching away on the alphabet sampler. 


Ive always loved embroidery, stitching little flowers on here and there...

excuse all the creases...

This would be the first big embroidery project i have ever tackled.  I am really enjoying it, some of my stitching is a bit ordinary in spots but i think it is improving as i go along.

The original pattern uses crewel wool, but i have substituted with dmc floss and picked my own colours

I think the permanent marker i have used isnt fine enough, i can see bits of marker peeking out from under my stitching which spoils it a bit, ( but i spose its only if youve got your nose right up to it... )


The colours are really soft and pretty and im thinking of making a quilt using this palette. Ive ordered some fabric, (cos one can never have enough! ) and am waiting for it to arrive.  In the meantime I'll keep stitchin' away!

10 comments:

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

it's so sweet! it looks like a huge job, you're a brave woman.

x

Marg said...

It's so pretty Melissa. I want to make one now.
Which fabric did you order?

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

So pretty. Is there anything you can't turn your hand to? You talented Missus you!

Shay said...

It looks amazing! I love all the different colours and designs of the letters.

Spotlight sells a Clover pen you can wash out with water. It's brilliant. I use one of those because Im still new to stitching and often dont follow the lines!

Cant wait to see your porject finished. It's going to be beautiful.

Carmel's Closet said...

Just beautiful!
Carmel

Rachaeldaisy said...

Is that the posy gets cozy sampler? It's so pretty!! I was tempted to get that but then I still have some of her Christmas decoration kits from last year that I haven't even opened.Make sure you show us lots of updates!

jin said...

It's looking Gorgeous. You had done very beautiful stitching work. Heart Touching word for this dazzling work.
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Sally said...

Very fancy!
I'm loving it muchly.

Catherine said...

Your embroidery is so pretty Melissa and the colours you've chosen are so soft and feminine, they will look gorgeous in a quilt. I have such a soft spot for embroidery, my late grandmother taught me, it's something I will never forget how to do. xo

Miss Prudence said...

nothing ordinary here! Just wonderful