Sunday, July 31, 2011
Stitch'n While Mend'n
As I recover from my recent sprain, unable to maneuver the rocky garden for a bit, I picked up another Aunt Martha's embroidery iron on transfer that I had stashed upstairs. Sure, I might have cleaned the kitchen or something even more horrific such as ironing; however, I chose to play around with a needle and thread.
I ordered this book that demonstrates stitches for needlepoint and embroidery, about 200 in amazing detail. I have used a few basics but can't wait to try some of the filling stitches that are a little more complex. I may try those on some counted cross stitch fabric first.
I also picked up this little case to store my thread which I wound around the small cardboard pieces that fit each cubby. It's come in pretty handy since I can file them by color.
I'll finish the chimney- had to get some darker red more suitable for brick- and then make some coffee, for the fabric, not me. That should take the bright edge off of it so I can either frame it with fabric or a distressed wooden frame. I haven't decided just yet.