You know that I've been interested more and more in embroidery right? Well I've been making a little progress. I've tried to take some of your advice and then plow ahead. I found a set of quirky but hopefully not too cutesy reindeer for some kind of Christmas something and I'm working my way along...I'm on my third reindeer. I'll admit that I'm pretty much only using a backstich at this point because that's all I've figured out. (I haven't looked at the online tutorials yet). But I do think I pulled off a couple of french knots, and really, no one is here to tell me differently. ;) My filling stitches need definite work, but they're okay...until I look at a "real" embroiderer's work. lol
ETA: A number of you seem interested in where I got the patterns. I bought this set at my local Joann's but I don't see it on their site. This is the package and I noticed that an Etsy shop is selling one...although I'm sure you can find them in all kinds of places. ;) oh and I'm using a dmc perle cotton size 8 in three colors.
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Well again, in the interest of mixing up these giveaways a bit and offering something other than fabric, we have a lovely giveaway today sponsored by the sweet Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics. She has selected a lovely custom bundle of 23 cosmo embroidery threads that match ALL of AMH's fabrics(which she also sells in her shop if you can't wait!) and a YARD of Anna Maria Horner's Pangaea Loulouthi Needleworks! And remember, this fabric is 60" wide!
So generous Brenda!
So, want a chance to win?
First, tell me you are a follower of my blog. I want to make sure I didn't lose anyone with my crazy blog update that is still going on. ;)
Second, give me an idea what to do with these reindeer when I am finished with them. They are all roughly in the 5" x 6" range. Pillow? Wallhanging? Bathroom scrubbie? Whatever!
We'll keep this open through the weekend! Then I should be able to finally show you my completed zig zag quilt too. Woohoo!