There are several options when publishing a blog post. I can either give you the whole scoop at once, or give you bits and pieces and update as I go. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) I have had to do the latter. And although I can't get my hands on it soon enough, my mind is working on this project at almost every spare thought!
For my love note square,
I pulled out this embrodery book I bought in December of 2011. I think it's important to learn things formally and correctly in order for the result to be its absolute best.
I am ashamed to admit that before, I really hadn't looked through it thoroughly.
Not only does it have a "how to" section with various types of stitching, (which I am eager to learn)
but it also has themed pages with samples and templates.
It also has projects that you can do
and a CD that lets you resize, combine and print the templates and patterns to trace or transfer onto the stitching area.
In case you were wondering, I got the itch to stitch after seeing such loveliness on this blog especially here and here and you have to look here!
(sorry the lighting in these photos is poor)
Ready to stitch! I am still debating the design. Do I want fancy stitches for each letter or do I want the message to be the focus? I could also add some beading to the embroidery. So many possiblities.... I may just keep it simple since it's my first attempt.