my mom absolutely loves hummingbirds -- we even each have a tattoo of one. she lives in pennsylvania, and they are one of the things she loves most about visiting california. i stitched this up on a scrap of pretty fabric -- the L is for Lisa, which is her name. <3
first completed project of 2011!! my goal is to finish one project a week
i used patterns from "embroidered effects" & vital organs. (not sure if you can see, but there are tiny purple stitches on the red veins, for extra detail) a lot of firsts here: my first post in a long time & my first attempt @ chain stitch.
i got a set of adorable cocktail napkins on clearance from target a couple of years ago, but could never decide what to embroider on them.
then i got the idea to stitch something vulgar, to contrast with the cute, delicate napkins. i was originally going to stitch really girly patterns, but decided to stick with simple statements & pretty accents.