Monday, February 18, 2013

grapes to embroider

This may be a future project, green applique leaves, under grapes will be flat (padded?) with plum & ecru floss, top layer will have beads with just a little plum floss covering a small part

I forgot to post this picture of what I'll be using.

hand-dyed fabric & beads

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Friday, February 15, 2013

future project: Bombaata

Bombaata is a character from the film Conan the Destroyer.

The texture of his hair, beard & clothing will be great. I've not embroidered a person yet, but I'm always up for a challenge. I think I will do facial features as line drawing, beard with french knots and then use bulky, novelty, textural yarn, etc., for hair & clothes.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

a cross stitch and an embroidery

kitchen cross stitce

from Hardcore StitchCorps on etsy (
This is a great pattern. I changed the floss colors to more suit my kitchen.

I made many mistakes. Can I not count or stay focused, both of those? I don't know. I didn't see the errors until I was almost finished. I was afraid if I tore them out that I'd never get back to it. And I love the pattern too much to do that.

hedgie & turtle Valentines

This is a pattern from Bustle & Sew that I thought would be fun for a St Valentine's Day swap I'm doing. :) I painted the transfer in gold fabric paint so that it would show under the floss. The heart and cheeks are actually pink. I didn't have as dark a color as I needed, so it looks white. (

Friday, February 01, 2013


Why do people drink smoothies? Why don't they just eat the fruit? It seems so much better to do that than to drink everything.

edit to add: fruits & vegetables