I haven't got much sewing done as a result. No FMQ with Cindy and the gang this week for me :(( I just don't trust myself with two kids running around a crazy free motion quilting mum on the sewing machine!
So I got out the embroidery floss and opted for a gentler, more soothing way to stitch but watch the kiddos at the same time!
|photo taken at night with flash hence mega brightness!|
I used a "split stitch" and straight stitch for this little piece and a blanket stitch round the edge( I need to practise those!).
I do have to say that I have fallen in love with embroidery and the book has totally demystified the process to me! Last night I tried embroidering the names of some kids for some stockings I have a wee order for. They are looking great and are not hard at all. You just have to take your time and be patient and neat.
I am sure I will be using lots more embroidery in the quilts I produce from now on!
This little decoration has been claimed for our Christmas tree already by the kids!