Saturday, September 18, 2010

Embroidering... Something!

It's been an overcast, cloudy, lazy bunch of days.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit down.  It's just so darned overcast over here!!  

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 I had a few "free" hours today, so I thought I'd bust out a new craft.  Believe me, I've got lots a-brewing, but when a craft calls your name, you've gotta answer.  I rummaged through my craft closet and dug out my cu-cu-cutie Julie West patterns from Sublime Stitching, along with my floss collection, a sharp, my tiny scissors, and some muslin.  It took a while to find the hoop, but I got that going on now!

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 I wouldn't call myself an embroidery novice, but I'm definitely (ahem) inexperienced.  I adore Jenny Hart and everything she produces, so when she sends out a newsletter with a tutorial, or little tips, it really does inspire me to break out the supplies and give it a go.  Most recently, Jenny showed how to Build a Coral Reef, which inspired me to create a scene with her patterns.  I consulted Doodle-Stitching by Aimee Ray for some additional inspiration and I was good to go.

I'm stitching right now.  It's a whimsical scene, and I've even included a flash of green metallic thread.  I have no idea what this project will become, but I will certainly keep you informed.  Here's to stretching our crafty horizons.  Viva Craft!