Sunday, August 5, 2012

Embroidery Successful!

Embroidery is such a beautiful and elegant way to dress up a simple towel, pillowcase, shirt etc. I have long admired the texture and simplicity of it but only recently have I successfully mastered the art of embroidering. Believe me, many sorrowful projects have been discarded on this road to success. It seemed like every weekend this summer there was a wedding or a shower taking place, I whipped up a stack of these flour sack towels for gifts and enjoyed every minute of it!





 I was always told that a truly good piece of embroidery had a neat and tidy back. I am proud to show that mine is relatively neat. I used the Basic Outline Stitch on all these, on the radishes/turnips I did some longer satin-type stitches. It's really pretty simple once you get the hang of the stitch and you can easily take it out and do it again if a certain stitch doesn't look right. And of course vegetables are always a good theme for a kitchen!



I think I need to make myself some, don't they just match my table-cloth perfectly?

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful job! Embroidery is very enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you! I feel like I am past the frustration and into the enjoyable now.

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if you embroider anything ladies!

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  3. they are so pretty sister! I might have to try embroidery some day.....

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  4. Oh Becky they are great! You did an awesome job!

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