Today is the first day of the Stitch Me Up Embroidery Blog Hop and I'm up. Madame Samm and Jane are hosting this fun hop and they sent out pages and pages of designs from which to choose. Thank you both so much for all of your hard work.
I am new to embroidery so I was eager to put my name in the hat. Jane offered a great deal on some wonderful embroidery thread and I think it's fair to say that I am hooked. We received 10 spools of this lovely # 12 Presencia Finca Perle Cotton
and size 9 John James embroidery needles.This thread is a dream to work with and once I chose my pattern, I went to work. I had intended to take some 'in progress' photos, but I got a bit involved and forgot. I decided to make a needle case because I have been wanting to make one for ages. I copied my pattern and made it smaller. Then I used this tutorial and in no time at all I had this:
Isn't the green grass pretty? This is pretty much the only green for miles around. This patch of pretty green grass is courtesy of a leaky faucet, and it's not much bigger than what you see here:.
I followed Amy's lead in her tutorial and pieced the back. Everything she makes is simply lovely. I chose scraps from the floral strips I used when I made a set of floral pot holders for a friend last year:
Perhaps I am smitten with floral fabric because our lack of rain keeps me from having a flower garden:
And now I have all sorts of embroidery ideas going through my head and I'm wondering just how many needle cases a girl needs.
WEDNESDAY March 20th
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