Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lighting for Needlework

I bought this neck lights, thinking I might use it for sewing, but didn't. Decided it would work for embroidery work. There's 3 white light brightness and one red for tired eyes. I found it at a store in the As Seen On TV aisle for $10.

This is my featherstitch sampler.

Zentangle in a Zentangle Frame

Drew a frame of sorts, then squiggle lines, then zentangle/doodle inside.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Feather Stitch Embroidery Started

Practicing various feather stitches on my new sampler.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Embroidery Backstitch Project--Each Day Is A Gift

Using a pattern from "Learn To Embroider", I made this. I did everything in backstitches.

The book is from Walmart. It's not a bad book for beginners.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Crochet Coaster

Made a quick coaster out of cotton yarn. Mine at quirk has spilled Diet Coke on it, so I need a few. I've made one and will make more later. This way when I'm busy at work, I can just switch them out. Or when I'm too lazy after work to wash it.

Hook size I
Yarn Peaches & Cream,  color Pageantry or Pompe

Embroidery Stitch Sampler --Backstitch Finished

I want sure is finish this, but put a bandaid on my sore ring finger I was pushing the needle through.

See the last post if for more info.

Embroidery Stitch Sampler -- In Progress Backstitches

Working on this sampler, but showing an update. I did so much my fingers hurt and realize I need some thimbles.

Used muslin fabric I had.
Blue ombre J&P floss thread.

I thought of doing 6 inch wide as I saw on another blog, but I like my 8 inch wide, so I'm adding the stitch name. I'll do that on future sampler blocks. The 6 inch wide us a bit less then the hoop, so it's easier to keep going.

After this is done, I'll do an actual project with these stitches. I'll do that each time. This way I can see progress from my practice/sampler pieces.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Embroidery Stitch Sampler Completed

I'm done with me embroidery stitch sampler. Unless you see a glaringly open space I can fill in.
I'm relearning so there are some beginning stitches in there.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Embroidery Sampler Heart and Satin Stitch

I decided to just add stem stitches to the heart. Then because I poked my finger and got a dab of blood, I had to cover it up.

I also took a moment to iron off the ink from my Frixion pen. Looks better.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Embroidery Sampler Update

Here's a full picture of my embroidery sampler.

Embroidery Stitch Sampler Dating

Added the year to my sampler piece.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Satin Stitch Embroidery Stitch Sampler

A few satin stitch items. Tried the herringbone stitch for the leaf, but couldn't get how it worked from my instruction book.  So it's sort of both. I have a drawing line around the heart, but haven't done what I'd like to do yet.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hearts Zentangle

Another zentangle finished. I received a little cardboard heart in some junk mail and used that to draw these hearts. Then filed thenlm in. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Embroidery Sampler Seed Stitches or Mess Fill In

I decided not to do the idea around the heart yet (I drew a line to start with),so I took my lime green that was threaded on my needle and did mess fill in, just doing a variety of straight stitches, in any directions. Might work for a Christmas tree.... or any tree. 

I found the stitch in my Better Homes And Garden Embroidery 1978 book,  called a Seed Stitch.