Monday, July 13, 2009


I may have mentioned here before that I wanted to learn embroidery. Last night, I took my first foray into this aspect of fiber arts. I stumbled across the Stitch-It Kit created by none other than Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching while checking out Books-A-Million yesterday with my love. The kit has everything you need to start off except the tiny scissors and an iron, so I snatched it up. After finishing the day's chores, read through the booklet, and about an hour later, I was stitching my first pattern. Behold the Eiffel Tower:
I put the pattern down for comparison. Not to toot my own horn too loudly, but I was quite proud of myself given my totally novice starting point. I decided that the Eiffel Tower was not enough all alone on the big tea towel, so I added a fluorish:
Believe it or not, I thought these were much harder. I'm still happy with the end result, though. It makes me want to put our new Let's Go Europe 2009 guide to good use and run off to The Continent for a bit.

I plan to stitch some more tonight, so I will have more pictures to share soon.


[Tara] said...

So cute! I used to stitch a bit when I was little, but haven't picked it up in ages. I like the little pink flourishes you added ;)

Estela said...

you did an amazing job!!!

GemsByEm said...

Look at you, Stitching Queen!

Sandy said...

C'est très joli, vôtre petit Tour Eiffel. Vous êtes très talenteuse. Continuez avec vos projects coutures. Bonne chance!

offlogic said...

Well done, and another craft dabbled in!
I keep thinking some schematic diagrams would look good as embroidery...

Hollyrocks said...

That came out cute! The little pink stars really complete the look. I can't believe how good you were at this the first time.

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