Tuesday, May 1, 2012
It's embroidery and also my first craft. I learned to embroider when I was twelve or so, from the sisters in my area and did embroidery for some years. I used to embroider on traditional costumes and other home stuff...
It's been almost 15 years I didn't embroider, but the love for embroidery is still in my heart. I have a very special feeling each time I see someone working on their embroidery projects, or enjoy someone's projects on their sites. That is such an inspiration to me and I decided to get back! Yeah, my embroidery!
My sweetie took my to the craft store for these little cuties...
I don't do cross-stitch, so I don't have to follow any charts to select my thread, I picked many colors which I can play with later on.
I cannot take all over 400 DMC color codes (too many for a re-beginner like me), so I picked these colors based on my new book: "A-Z of Embroidered Flowers"... More than 130 skeins in different colors which I think it's good enough for me!
When looking through this book at the store, I realized that there are so many stitches I've never used or known before! I need to learn about the stitches from the basic ones, I believe this book helps!
And here is the book I mentioned above. There are a lot of beautiful flower patterns with clear pictures of demonstration, and the instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. The authors also listed what kind and colors of thread were used per each pattern so it's really helpful. I have enough colors the patterns in this book call for, but I know it's a good reference, I love creating myself.
Well, it took us almost half day for all those things, but it didn't matter with my sweetie :). He had to wait for me so long playing around the store many times before and always was with a smile when I showed him this and that in the store! My awesome man always encourages me greatly to do my crafts! He made this one for me when I told him I would be back to embroidery and wanted to have such a thing. Cool?!
It's a frame to hold the embroidery hoop in place when I'm stitching. Oh how I love it, thank you honey, you are sweetest!!
My threads need to be organized to get ready for my needlework projects. I found this DMC storage box really good and easy to carry. I will take on the task of organizing my embroidery threads as soon as I can!
But let me play with them a bit before getting them organized... I love colors!!!
Have a wonderful new week!!! ♥