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Topic: first embroidery in fifteen years  (Read 3410 times)
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Mary Bell
« on: April 05, 2005 04:34:42 AM »

If you've seen my sewing - it becomes clear that I've taken up crafts after a lapse of fifteen years. I was doing some hand-detailing on my sewing projects and was enjoying it and then saw this transfer pattern and decided to do it for my mother-in-law who just built a new home and is doing a chicken themed kitchen - (I have major kitchen envy - it has marble counters and the range has a marble backsplash going up to the exhaust vent - and the worst thing she doesn't cook - what a waste)...but anyhow...she will probably put this away in a drawer and only haul it out when we visit...ah well - I learned a lot - I learned a lot about what I remember, that I learned a lot wrong, and that I want to improve and keep embroidering!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005 06:01:17 AM »

I think your embroidery looks great!  Hard to believe that's a fifteen year hiatus.  I guess it's just like riding a bike!  Smiley

btw, that kitchen sounds AMAZING... too bad it will be mostly unused.  Sad

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005 06:39:32 AM »

Definitely keep embroidering because if that's what your embroidery looks like after you haven't done it in 15 years, I can't even begin to imagine how fabulous it will look after you've had some more practice!  Fantastic job!

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005 08:04:05 AM »

That looks really good, your stitches look so perfect!  Cheesy Good job!

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005 10:33:52 AM »

Very nice Mary, I'm sure you MIL will love it. Where did you get the pattern?

« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005 11:42:13 AM »

every envious if after 15years you can embroider so neatly!
Do you have a full week long set of these designs, i have seen some on a website that gives you the whole week and thought they looked cute, wasn't sure how they would turn out but that design looks amazing, your MIL should be gratefull to have a crafty DIL! Wink
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2005 11:57:23 AM »

I think your stitching looks beautiful and I love the design. I may have to try it myself, my mum would love it.

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Mary Bell
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005 03:32:56 AM »

Thanks everyone!! You've been very encouraging. The pattern is an Aunt Martha's pattern that I picked up at the evil dynasty (Walmart) pattern number 3921 and yes it is the entire week...I considered embroidering the entire week for my ML but thought it would probably not be worth it as she will not use them and will probably hide them except when I am around.

I am considering embroidering the entire week on tea towels for my Mom.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2005 08:45:36 AM »

You did a wonderful job!

If someone gave me something so beautiful like that, I probably wouldn't use it either in fear of ruining it! Hand made things hold so much more sentimental value than something you can pick up at the store.

Mary Bell
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2005 03:05:45 AM »

You did a wonderful job!

If someone gave me something so beautiful like that, I probably wouldn't use it either in fear of ruining it! Hand made things hold so much more sentimental value than something you can pick up at the store.


I  used to feel the same way. My mother and grandmother quilted, crocheted, sewed etc. and when I got married and left home I stashed the quilts etc away for fear of ruining them. Then, I realized that my life lasts only a short amount of time and I need to respond to it and live it and not hold on too tightly so I started using these precious gifts and discovered I enjoy them more and they are more precious to me than ever...I think it is because I am responding to the love that went into the creation of these objects everytime I use them...whereas, if they are tucked away - I am hoarding them and not enjoying them.

Does that make sense? Maybe it is more than you wanted to know but I feel strongly about living life to the fullest and this concept was a big turning point to me last summer after my second child was born.

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