Tuesday, April 06, 2010

4.6.10

Hi, friends. :) Thanks for still coming back to my blog, even though it's not updated as much as I'd like. I keep wanting to have these fantastic crafty, photo-filled easy reading blog posts and they just aren't coming to me! I've been making some time to embroider, though, and have really fallen in love with this hobby. You can see the sampler so far in the first photo and then a few close-ups. It's so fun for it to be freestyle...just adding little bits and pieces wherever you like. I have more spaces to fill and then will finish it off with some trim at the bottom. Not sure if I'll hang it, frame it in a no-glass frame...have to think about that. But I already can't wait to incorporate embroidery into scrapbook pages, some tiny canvases and even some soldered pendants.

I hope you are having a beautiful spring! Please keep coming back...I'm still here! :)



16 comments:

Kris said...

just lovely work! i've gotten back into embroidery lately as well. i've found that michaels will have very nice sales on frames, and what i do is place the stitching in the frame with the glass behind it (to fill the space in the frame), so that any textures in the stitching is evident. a shadowbox would be nice for your piece as well!

Jennifer said...

This is so sweet. I especially love the little bird. He's too cute!

Renee said...

Jenn, this is so beautiful! I hope that I can do this, too.

Embroidery in scrapbooking would be awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

Have a wonderful day,

Renee

Sara Sampson said...

Jennifer, your embroidery is lovely.I like the free style of your piece very much. It's like a breath of Spring.

Roberta said...

Great job Jennifer...you have surpassed me in may ways :D
I've been so busy lately thatI haven't picked up my embroidery as often as I want. Looking forward to my pool time this summer it's a great project to bring along to the pool with some reading. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Cameron said...

Oh, I love this so much! The little bird is my favorite I think, although I LOVE the photo, too!

Pam said...

This is beautiful!

Ginny said...

I have using embroidery on my scrapbook pages for some time now. I sometimes use rubber stamps for the pattern & love how it turns out - does take a while to finish a page.

tammy said...

Just beautiful Jennifer! So much yummy eye candy! Your post with just your collected supplies was so inspiring to me...can't wait to have a few moments to collect stuff from my stash like you did...I have an empty sewing box just waiting to be filled with yumminess so I can start this kind of freestyle embroidery! You and Rebecca Sower are such inspiration for this!!!

Anne-Liesse said...

Your needlework is so beautiful. It reminds me of creations that my mom used to make.
Anne-Liesse

tnscrapper said...

Hey Jennifer

So glad you posted these pictures. They area awesome. Now I am thinking about adding some embroidery to my scrapbooking too :) I have always loved your blog, I get so much inspiration from it

Marilyn C. in TN

deb did it said...

Jennifer, I am so in love with this....been wanting to start one for some time now....you have truly inspired me to do it!!

cindy said...

Its been ages since I've stitched, but seeing a beautiful piece like this, always draws me back to. I now feel the need to pull out needle and thread. Thanks. :D

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

-c

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is AMAZING!!! thank you for inspiring me today!

hugs mandyxx

karla said...

this is awesome

Anonymous said...

Just checking in on you to make sure everything is okay. I miss you & your wonderful inspiration & yummy recipes.