Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
My love of embroidery is continuing and I am finding it to be a breath of fresh air. I am still knitting but at the moment I’m finding myself totally enthralled with my new project, as well as a soon to be new project.
Yesterday I started my vest embroidery project. Earlier in the week I traces the design with an iron on pencil, which did not iron on too clearly, causing me to go over some areas with a Pilot Frixion pen. I either didn’t trace the design well enough or the linen fabric was the issue, but in the end the design can be seen well enough to embroider.
I also added a leaf at the bottom to give the design more balance. As a reminder, this design is from Kelly Fletcher called Buds of May.
I decided to use linen thread and purchased this set of non-waxed Londonderry Linen thread from Crafty Wool Felt on Etsy. The thread is awesome and so lovely to work with. I made decent progress yesterday and plan to continue today.
I am also planning to start a lovely block of the month, a memory book of sorts, themed around Psalm 23. This wonderful series has been designed and created by Jenny of Elefantz Designs . I love this theme as it is spiritual and creative!
|Photos Courtesy of Elefanz Designs|
I have downloaded block one and will be starting it soon. I think I have the perfect fabric in the stash for the embroidered pieces, as well as the necessary fabric for the binding, pockets and appliqué. I am so excited about this project and can’t wait to start!