Thursday, September 26, 2013

Back to Embroidery!

I'm been focusing so much on garment sewing lately and I've become frustrated by not having any embroidery projects in work. Well, I do have several in work, I just haven't been working on them. This is a project called Celtic Hearts from Beating around the Bush way back in October of 2009. And it's been sitting in the hoop all this time! See the band? But if you look in the upper right portion you can see where the fabric is nice and smooth. This is beautiful wool blanketing and the band steamed right out. But it's still not a good idea to leave projects in the hoop, especially for four years!

The chain stitch knot design is worked with DMC wool in color 7746, or ivory. After the chain knot is stitched I'm adding Double Pekinese Stitch using Colour Streams Exotic Lights in Antique Ivory. It's going to be a challenge to figure out how to stitch that after all this time.

I'll add more photos as I progress, I'm determined to get this finished soon.


  1. LOL, in the hoop since 2009! It's amazing how things just drift away from you sometimes, isn't it? The tone on tone design is beautiful, it will be worth finishing up.

    This is a good reminder for me to keep things moving as well!

  2. Cynthia you won't regret finishing that blanket it is just gorgeous.


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