Monday, March 30, 2009

My very first stitchery ~ completed


Not too long ago I began working on my first stitchery. I have done cross-stitch in previous years but find that now a days I can't see patterns as good as I once could (even with glasses) and I don't have enough quiet time to actually sit and look at a pattern book and then look & count on my fabric to sew it. But with a stitchery, you transfer the image right on to your fabric and then stitch away. For me, this is great because when I sit down to sew and have to get up 50 times to see what one kid or the other needs, what they have done or to simply break up fight number 10,000 for the day I can easily go back to it when I'm finished and simply start stitching. I don't have to recount again.

This was intended to be a picture but in the end I had cut my batting just a bit too short so when I went to frame it that "empty spot" showed through the muslin. I just made it into a little pillow and figured it was a lesson learned.

I have some free time today so I'm off to pick another pattern out to start stitching.



7 comments:

Deb said...

Congratulations - it's a lovely piece.....
My Mom used to do this before her carpal tunnel. I have some pieces that she did that I will treasure always.
Can't wait to see your next pattern :)

Carmen C. said...

That is SOOOO nice, congrats! I wish I could do those things, but I can't, remember the sunflowers I made? I think every one of my fingers was bloody from me sticking myself so many times, lol!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I really like it as a pillow. What a cute design, the prim hearts are just darling.

Tatersmama said...

I just popped in to say Thanks for the comment on my blog, but it looks like I'll be stayin' awhile!! ;-)

Stellar Creations said...

Oh.. that is sooooo cute. I love it. Great job!!

Hugs,
Stella

Stacey said...

Aw, that is absolutely adorable. I like it a lot! You did a fantastic job on it. I can hardly wait until your next pattern. :) Thanks for the extra inspiration, this is something that has been on my mind to do for a while. Congratulations!

Hugs and blessings,
Stacey

Buttercup said...

Absolutely lovely. It looks like you've been stitching forever. Thanks for sharing.