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 stitch...it 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!