A little embroidery done...


Last week was wonderful...this week...not so much. I have a terrible head full of "well let's not say"...and it's slowly moving into broncils and lungs. I'm coughing, sneezing, and drowning. Hopefully, it won't be for many more days...the allergies are really stirred up!
Last week, I managed to do a little embroidery piece. This is the motif on page 142 of Embellishing Crazy Quilts if you have the book. I just combined all of the circles into a long curved blossum of french knots, the leaves are fly stitch, and the stem is well...stem stitch. There is a tutorial on making the leaves on the blog...just check the tutorial page.
 
 
I did manage to get a little stitching done this week on Erma's block for the HGTV Round Robin that I'm in...a tree in the center of the block. More to do on this, then I'll post another photo for you. The tree is also from the ECQ book partly...the limbs and trunk are on page 143.
 
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10 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your leaves and flowers are wonderful. Excellent job.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the variation of greens on your leaves. Very sweet flower embroidery. Hope you feel better soon!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So sorry that you're feeling yucky - hopefully it will go away soon!!

Sew so crazy! said...

Beautiful embroidery ! I hope you get better soon.
Xx

margaret said...

Sorry to read you are feeling so poorly, hope you are now on the road to recovery New to your blog lots to catch up on and now realise it is your book that I turn to so often.

brigitte68 said...

Your embroidery is fabulous
i like also your crazy
Bonjour from France

Beedeebabee said...

Your embroidery is just BEAUTIFUL!!!...I hope you're feeling better by now. xo :)

Thearica said...

Love the embroidery! I always love your work! The tree is really sweet... I need to stitch one of those... and who did that owl!! So cute!

C said...

I just wanted to say thank you for showing your block in the unfinished form. I could never figure out how to keep my fabrics from wearing/unraveling on the outside of my block. I had an AHA minute when I saw how you wrapped your muslin edges over to the stitching line!

shawkl said...

Thanks for the comment C...but, that is Erma's idea to wrap the edges. I prefer to leave the edges open and make my block a bit oversized...so I can zigzag around the edge. I trim to actual size later on. I also like to have an extra 3" of backing fabric all around for my hoop.
Kathy