Sunday, June 5, 2011

6/5/11 Embroidery!

I received 3 bags full of stash from my husband's grandmother yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find some embroidery projects.  Lately, I've been reading through a bunch of embroidery blogs (you can find some on my blog roll to the right!) and have been wanting to give it a try. 

One project that she had previously started, but never finished, appears to be some sort of table runner.  It is pre-printed with flower designs and I think could look really awesome when it's finished.

As you can see, she's gotten most of the starting work done.  The only thing I'm not 100% about is that the smaller flowers are in the same color as the larger one on the other end of the project.  I think I can work around it though.

Deciding to give it a go, I headed over to Wild Olive's Embroidery Basics post and read up.  It's very informative, so go check it out!

I rummaged through my threads and managed to find what I think is the same DMC thread color used in the flowers.  What luck!  So, I started my very first attempt at satin stitching and embroidery in general.

Wanna see my results?

I stitched the 2 on the left.

Close up of the stitching.  I'm very proud!
I think I did pretty good for my first time.  I'm really looking forward to working more on this project and getting acquainted with the different types of embroidery stitches.  When this table runner is done, I think I'll give it back to my husband's grandmother, since she began the project in the first place!


Wendy said...

wauw, what a great gift !
I think your stitching looks lovely, you have every right to be proud !

thank you for putting me on your blogroll,I´ve put you on mine aswell, so you´ll ´pop up ` every time you have a new post !

Toni said...

You're not only pretty good, you're EXCELLENT! Wow wow wow, what you're done is so pretty!

Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

That is very impressive for a first time.The bigger flowers will be spectacular. Look forward to seeing more of this.