Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow . . .

So, I've met someone. I'm so full of warmth and sunshiney-ness (word?) and color. Yes, I said color. This new love, this new found happiness, this new passion . . . is . . .


Gotcha! Like I could leave S :)

A few months ago (like 12) I decided I wanted to learn embroidery. I bought this book. It's AMAZING! It has really cute projects, which I will probably never do, but it's directions and stitch guide are really precise and clear. It really helped. I started out by doing "drills".

(Can you tell my mother made me practice spelling a lot . . . it's kind of sunk in!)

I have also bought a LOT of embroidery thread. It's not the nicest, or the most expensive, but it was a starter pack of 150 skeins for $15. I also bought bobbins and some binder inserts to keep them organized, but here they all are, in all their glory.

I love them. I keep wanting to run my fingers through them. My color pallet is usually pretty muted, but I think I'm coming around. I especially love the greens . . . and the blues . . . and the reds . . . and the oranges! You get the idea. I'm finally in love with color!!!!! I'm so excited!

I'm already working on one embroidery project, but it's going to be a Christmas present, so I can't tell you about it. But I've decided that I'm going to make everyone a personal ornament for Christmas. I'll show you the progress on those so you can see how I'm coming along. Right now I have the thread and material . . . and some ideas. I'll keep you updated! I'm pretty pumped. S says I'm doing really well, and he's proud of my project so far! I'm off to work on more practice . . . and to pet my pretty threads:)

See ya!

1 comment:

  1. You're hilarious! I bought the same cheap bulk pack and bobbins! It takes forever to wrap those things! I think I'm going to do an embroidery Christmas BOM...and I seriously love redwork...been wanting to try that, too.