Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Sis!

Well my first real embroidery of the year was for my sister's birthday. She recently moved out of the state and I miss her something fierce! I had this tote from Sublime Stitching that I've been wanting to stitch something on so I decided to use it and give it to my sis---but what to stitch? I recently purchased some the new Stitcher's Revolution patterns from here and so decided to do this pattern of a super cool tree from the Gypsy Magic set.

I used bright, fun colors and am thrilled with the results! The tote itself was very easy to stitch on, too.

The "leaves" of the tree were really fun little designs--stars, hearts, etc.

I still struggle with french knots. Some days I do them with no problems, then there are times when I couldn't do one to save my life. I don't know what that's all about.

I also stitched up this little sock monkey!

I'm mean really---how cute is this guy!! The pattern is out of "Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2010 (Vol 28, Num 6). It was designed as a Christmas pattern but I just stitched the hat in different colors so now he's totally ready to give some love year round. I really want to stitch it for myself too.

It felt great to be stitching again after such a hiatus from it due to the wedding. I've got many things planned that I'm sure will keep me busy throughout the year.


Nicole Faby said...

love the tree I may have to have you make something for the new baby's room when I find out the sex ;)

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I'd love to make you something!