Saturday, March 10, 2012

A new stitch, a spider's orb web, and a lonely cactus!

Out of order, I will show you what I've been up to today in my spare moments! First, I am attempting to embroider a card. It is trickier than you might think, and I have discovered a few tricks to make it easier. This method had me pre poke holes following a pattern, but I believe I will just freeform stitch and not go through the hassle of trying to figure out what is what with all those holes everywhere. I will show it later when I get it finished.

Look at this awesome is a wrapped stitch where I embroidered my name in a backstitch, then came back in with a different colored thread and wrapped around and through each stitch...kinda looks like rope. I love it. Loads of fun. I drew out a little butterfly and am filling it in with satin stitch (not finished yet).

Here, I went ahead and added some black stitches into these fun green bits! It looks much more dramatic this way! Oh...and just above them, you can see I did the wrapping technique (with pink thread) to those black stitches too! Can you see it???

This morning, the family went for a little nature walk in a preserve and I found a perfect little orb spider web. Had to get a pic for my friend, and Buglady, Cindy!

And for all us cactus fans out here, a lonely little prickly pear out there. It had a few red tunas (one on, and one on ground) too. I want to stitch a cactus pad now (next project, coming up)!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! Gorgeous weather here in south Florida, with an occasional shower here and there to cool things down midday and wash away high pollen counts!
xoxo- Julie


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see you are having too much fun Julie. I love seeing all of your projects. You are really doing great with the embroidery. I am enjoying the weekend. Nice weather here too. It is a bit windy but we can deal with that.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
Just love the way you stitched your name but I love all the decorative stitching your are doing. I think a cactus would look fabulous. We are having some Summer like weather but cooler weather and rain.
Have a lovely evening.

Lynn said...

I love your recent embrodery work Julie. Something about it is old fashion to me and I like that too.
Cute little cactus (early HCM) ;-)

soulbrush said...

you are going full speed ahead with your embroidery- way to go girl.

donna said...

I luv how you've used the wrapped stitch to embroider your name. Julie is a pretty name, gentle and lovely sounding.

The prickly pear looks proud and happy, standing up so straight like that. Spider webs never fail to fascinate me.

shirley said...

Your stitching is great Julie, I am sure the cactus will be a great project. It is wonderful to see someone with such enthusiasm for needlework.
Posted you another parcel last Friday with a few threads.