Well, I've cross stitched for many, many years, but when I stumbled onto the Sublime Stitching website, I knew I had to try something different. I was very nervous when I actually sat down with my hoop and needle in hand, but I have to say that Jenny's very clear instructions helped a lot. Soon I found myself relaxing and now I'm totally hooked on embroidery! Thanks Jenny!
Okay this first one is a kitchen tea towel using the SS Krazy Kitchen patterns. ilovepaper's kitchen towels inspired me a lot here. I loved the way she used pastels and greys, and I really loved the ric rac she used to finish hers off. The satin stitching on the cherry and the buttons on the electric mixer came off a little wobbly, but I kinda think it adds to the "charm".http://www.plumpraven.com/images/crafts/embroidery/kitchen.jpg
I was feeling a bit more confident after I finished this towel, so I decided to make another one for my friend Lance's birthday. He recently adopted a dachsund puppy so when I saw SS Darling Dachsunds I KNEW I had to make one for him. The puppy is named Puddles and I decided to stitch her name in bright yellow to sort of denote why she is named Puddles
I really wanted to do her as a brown doggie (it just seems more natural to me somehow) but it turns out she is actually black, so I stitched her that way with some brown details. You can see my thread carried over on the back where I did the light blue starbursts
I was sorta hoping that you wouldn't be able to see it, so at this point I'm trying to talk myself into accepting this as more "charm". http://www.plumpraven.com/images/crafts/embroidery/puddles.jpg
Thanks for viewing!