Over the last month I have done a lot of embroidery. I have been laid up following surgery, and have really enjoyed the change from quilting. I started with an embroidery for my brother. He loves knots - tying them, books about them etc. So I thought I would embroider a knot diagram to hand on his wall. the pics are of the work in progress, have almost finished it and only have the last section to go. (sigh, so much for xmas). I will take proper pics after it is framed.
a close-up of one hand:
the whole thing (early on):
Then I did some pillowcases for my mom and dad, using sublime stitching patterns:
They are the same size, though one looks bigger in this picture
A close-up of one bluebird
Then I made a tablecloth for a friend who recently finished putting a huge deck onto the back of her house. Who doesn't love a red check tablecloth? I embroidered fruit along two parallel sides, and cakes along the other two. didn't take many pics, because i was literally running out the door for xmas lunch immediately I finished hemming the edges
I never seem to accurately estimate the time things will take to make. Anyway, just three of the embroideries, again from sublime stitching:
then my daughter's best friend had her 18th birthday, so I wanted to give her something a bit special. I bought a lovely cream top and embroidered a birdy in a cage, with a l'il note coming out of its beak:
Here's the top showing the size and placement:
Okay, my technique is crap, but I've had a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking!!
ps multiple apologies:
1. I rotated the pics when I uploaded them, but it hasn't 'caught', I guess
2. My phone takes terrible pics - dark, colours all wrong, colour bleeding.