Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Favorite craft returns!!!

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!!!

Thank you very much, my bloggy friends for your time with me today.

Have a wonderful new week!!! ♥


Aunty Mum said...

What a wonderful man. And what a beautiful rainbow of colours. So looking forward to seeing some awesome creations!

... Bimbi said...

Oooooh, what fun you'll have.
Bimbi x

Anonymous said...

Lucky!!! They are just lovely! I'd play too~ ♥♥♥

Catherine said...

Happy love, that's so great. I'm looking forward to your needlework projects too.

Gerrie said...

You are lucky.
What a beautiful colors you have chosen.

paula said...

When you REALLY start colecting threads, you need a double sided fishing tackel box . . . mine was made by PLANO. ALl of DMC's thread, onthe little flat wardboard things, fit perfectly in it.

Shannon said...

Can't wait to see what you make! :-)
I just wanted to swing on by your *lovely* blog to let you know about some news regarding my old blog that you follow, Below the Plateau (www.belowtheplateau.blogspot.com)
I stopped blogging on Below the Plateau last year, and decided to start up a brand new blog. It is named Gabby Marie, and I would *love* for you to stop on by and take a peek! Here is the url { http://gabby-marie.blogspot.com }
Hope to see you there!

Have a great day and God bless,

My Crafty Home Life said...

I learned embroidery in the 4th grade. I remember loving it. Once in a while, I will try to do a few stitches...but I forgot so much. What a great blog...I need to explore it more.

Donna said...

Oh my friend, that is a wonderful haul! I learned to embroider when I was 8 or 9, too. It's the easiest of needle crafts to teach the young ones!

I always have a number of colors, and went to an Estate Sale earlier this year and ended up with a shoe box full of threads. I paid less than $1 because it was towards the end of the day - and no one wanted this treasure. So you know it came home with me!

Guess what else you can do with them? Crochet little hearts, flowers and butterflies! I was amazed to learn that in the last year! They lay down so nicely!

Tell your Honey, that is an awesome gift he made for you! How many times do we have to put our work down to thread the needle, take another look at the pattern - what a wonderful "Third Hand!"

Blessings, and have a marvelous time!

Crocheteando said...

Oh! my friend, it looks wonderful to see so many colors. Can't wait to see what you will create with all theses beauties!!
Hope to see your work soon.

Celeste said...

Whaouuuu, on dirait un arc en ciel, je vous souhait plein de belles oeuvres avec tous ces beaux fils.

Shari said...

I have crossed stitched a few things many years ago.. never embroidery.. I can't wait to see what you come up with.. those are very pretty colors!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I learned to cross-stitch from a lady I worked for in high school and it was something I did for so many years until crochet took over a couple of years ago. Now that I want to get back into it, I am finding it very difficult as I don't have the patience for big patterns that take a lot of time. and I can't see the cloth anymore without reading glasses. Have fun getting back into embroidery. You have lots of beautiful colors to work with. Best wishes, Tammy

Sandy said...

I can tell you're having way too much fun here with all those lovely colors! Thanks for swinging by Flat Stanley's and for following, appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you.

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