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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New hobby...

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.
Julie

8 comments:

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

You have tomatoes???? Wow, how awesome! I really like the embroidery. I used to do a lot when I was younger in high school!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Interesting stitching. It is like zentangles only done with embroidery floss. Happy Spring.

Julie said...

Candy...I used to do it also in my 20's. Now it has a different feel to it for me. You poor thing with that allergy~ although you are eating 100% healthier and are so much better off for it. I mostly try to eat whole foods too, but sneak in a lot of other crap, sadly. You are doing great!!!

Lisa- you are right...it is like a zentangle! I hadn't really thought of that...I love the freeness of it.

shirley said...

Julie you are going to have so much fun with this. would you send me your snail mail address I have a little suprise for you.

Teri Casper said...

I have never heard of this kind of art. Looks fascinating and you are doing a great job on it.
Hugs

marianne said...

I did a lot of embroidery when I was young. It is a bit like meditation.......
Hope you will find a nice job dear ♥

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
Love your embroidery and adding lace to your embroidered stitches is really neat. Have fun in the garden and with the Grand kids.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

One of my friends has an embroidery blog, and she does some pretty incredible stuff: http://enbrouderie.com/