Hi everyone! I have gotten bitten by a big new bug called embroidery!!! Not your usual patterns or traditional embroideries, but to make sort of collages (freehand) by making different embroidery stitches and attaching different laces,or embellishments as well...sort of in a crazy quilt sort of way. My blogger friend, Shirley at Stitches and Life specializes in making all these lovely things. If you ever want some unbelievably gorgeous embroideries to look at, check out her blog.
Neither of these two pics show the true color of my fabric, which is a vibrant yellow. This is where I was just sarting to try some different stitches, daisy chain, outline stitch, satin stitch and I forget what the pink one is called.
Then, I added a piece of lace which I attached down on the one side with Cretan stitches (blue), and added white French Knots. And so it goes, continuing to add bits of fabrics, trims, buttons...until you have a lovely artsy collage. This appeals to me. I am keeping it in my purse to pull out whenever I have a few minutes here and there. One thing I found out is that I hate using a hoop...I find it to hard to hold things as I need to, so I just do mine without it.
Otherwise, I am applying for jobs, bringing in all of my heirloom tomatoes which are ripening mostly all at the same time (of course). Tending the house, washing a ton of laundry and playing with grands. Life is full of fun!
Hope to get more posts done a bit more frequently, but we shall see. My desktop computer has been taken over by a gaming nerd, so I have been put back on my HP Mini, which I am actually enjoying! It gives me treedom to move about...mainly to my royal place of Queenliness...the couch!!! LOLOL.