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  1. You:create {embroidery}

    Thursday, 16 September 2010

    I'm kinda sorta (but not really) cheating, because I did one of these for last weeks You:create, but blogger wasn't cooperating. I did the smaller two this week though, promise!





    I've always enjoyed sewing cross stitch, and admired needlepoint embroidery, so I set to work to teach myself a few years ago how to do it.

    This particular piece is very simple, comprising of only back-stitch and whipped back-stitch, (and some french knots) but I think it very beautiful.

    Please excuse my crappy photos. I'm still learning how to use my camera.






    5"


    4"


    3"


    I am giving them as an engagement gift... don't you think they tell a beautiful story about nurturing love?






    Hop on over and see what else people are doing
    ::~just for fun~::
    and add something of your own :)




    The pattern was created by etsy seller September House and the pattern is the Seedling Trio.
    They are based on some watercolours she made for her new baby's room.

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  2. 8 comments:

    1. bahava said...

      Oh! How cute would that be to get as an engagement gift. I really like it and am highly impressed with your skills :)

    2. Prudy said...

      Great job & gorgeous friend.

    3. These are lovely! Esecially the idea of nurturing love...so sweet.

    4. Carol H. said...

      Visiting from You:Create. I am envious of your creative skills. I can't do this kind of hand work anymore - arthritis has done my hands in.
      I like the #3 best. Thanks for sharing.

    5. Lanie said...

      Beautiful! I've been watching a friend do embroidery, it brings back so many memories as a child. My mom and grandma taught me way back when!

    6. Stephanie said...

      Absolutely gorgeous! And what a great message for an engaged couple. You do beautiful work and I dig your blog design.

    7. gitz said...

      Girl, those are LOVELY. What a fun art... and love that you taught yourself to do it! I imagine it would be pretty relaxing to have to really focus on those tiny stitches and tune out the world for a moment.

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