Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hi everyone hope you are having a good day. Mine is going pretty well, just a bit busy. I am taking a break and thought I would make an update post although it will be small for today. I decided to do the summer creativity group challenge that Hand Embroidery group on yahoo is doing. It is a series of flowers and each person interprets them how she desires. I like this type of challenge as it causes you to stretch yourself with newer or in my case forgotten methods. Last night I decided I would start this little challenge off by doing the rose. I traced the design onto fabric via my wonderful light box that hubby made for me. I will have to show that off some time in another post. He customized it for me and it is bigger than what you can buy at Micheals or Hobby Lobby and cost less. Anyhow, I decided to do the crayon with embroidery method to refamiliarize myself with that technique. I have done this type work in the past but it has been a long time ago. Anyhow, here is the results and I am pleased with the way in which it has turned out. Reminds me of the cabbage roses that was on this one particular hat that my gran used to wear. They were pink as well. Hmmmmm.......such wonderful memories from my childhood about someone that I loved so much. Hope you enjoy the photo.

5 comments:

Judy S. said...

That turned out well, Wendy. What stitch did you use around the edges?

Miss 376 said...

It looks really lovely and stands out so well

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Wendy your stitched Cabbage Rose is beautiful. I love those old fashion looking patterns soo much. The coloring adds alot. I am thinking of maybe using Paint Stiks and see how they would add to a pattern. Hugs Judy

My 1st Bambina ! said...

This is lovely !!! I think that by the end of this month of maybe the beg. of Aug. (trying to follow my to do list) I will like to try this method.
Thanks for sharing !!!

Wendy said...

Hi Judy, I used the stem stitch using size 5 dmc cotton thread. I like the bigger threads so use this quite a bit in my work. Although I am beginning to use size 8 perle cotton as well that it is hard to find in my area.

CJ, be sure and post about using the paint stiks, I have been wanting to try those as well.

My to do list is always getting bigger. Every time I start surfing blogs I see something I want to try. Sooner or later I get to them it just seems to take a while. I actually call it my neverending to do list!lol. Happy Stitching everyone.
PS....
Don't forget to scroll down and sign up for the drawing. You have until Sunday. Then at 3pm on Sunday I will be drawing out the names and post them on my blog.

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