I have always loved needlework. It is so classic and timeless and pleasing to the eye. I love the colors and textures. I finally decided that it may be a bit ridiculous if I didn’t learn this skill. It is a very handy skill to have! My new fabulous friend Amy of Early Bird Special is giving me loads of tips and is going to be teaching classes on her blog! HOORAY!
This is my first attempt. I got the pattern for free off of Flickr. All stitches are backstitch. I was told to perfect this stitch first. I have been practicing and finally feel comfortable doing it. My stitches are nowhere near perfect or consistent, but I am getting there.
It is very therapeutic working with your hands. Soothing even. Plus, it is so inexpensive! I think this whole project cost me a whopping $5!
I picked up Sublime Stitches Embroidered Effects book. It has loads of great info and fun iron on transfers. P.S. My previously mentioned friend Amy did some of the stitching for it! She is so talented! Go check out her work. Sublime Stitching is teaming up with Apronista for a fantastic giveaway of an apron and pattern! Go enter!
Now, I need to decide how to fill in all the spaces…….