January 26, 2015

Just doing a little stitching...

Hello there blogging friends!
I've switched things up a little bit and traded my yarn and hook for some needle and thread.

It's been so long since I've embroidered that I've forgotten how to do most of the stitches.  I debated whether or not I should even attempt it but decided to give it a go.  I figured things would start coming back to me once I started.
I used to love to embroider when I was younger.
  My mother taught me when I was a young adult. I remember her spending her evenings sitting in a chair stitching away while she watched tv.  I have several of her pillowcases and dresser scarves that she made back then.  
picture source and pattern from Ric Rac blog
This is the pattern I came across on Craftsy  that inspired me to pick up the craft once again. I thought it was adorable and I couldn't wait to try it. I'm off to a slow start but I think all I need is a little practice.  Hopefully I'll be an old pro before long.

Wishing everyone a great day!

xx Beca


  1. Sehr schön!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

  2. Your project is very cute and looks darling in the frame you selected. I used to embroider when I was in my teens (candlewicking too) although I don't really know what the difference between embroidery and candlewicking is? :-) I enjoyed the different stitches and textures they made. Wishing you a lovely day, Heather

  3. What a beautiful picture, you have certainly done a great job. I haven't done any embroidery or tapestry for a long while. Have a great week.

  4. Wow Beca that is wonderful that you learned how to embroider from your mom! It's great that you are giving it a go again and I know that it will turn out beautiful just like everything you make! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Oh my, but that is so cute. I did some embroidery and cross stitch as a young adult. Don't think I remember either, but I have been tempted to try it again. Wonderful that you have some of your Mom's crafts.

    Love your sweet framed doggies!

  6. Beautiful stitching, Beca :-) I used to embroider when I was a child but haven't since. I stick to crochet and cross stitch now. Enjoy many happy stitchy hours!

  7. I love them! Dachshunds are so cute. They're one of my favorite dog breeds. I really love the little sweaters on them. It's looking great so far!

  8. Aw, it's just lovely - those little doggies are too sweet! Happy stitching and looking forward to seeing it once you're all finished :-)

  9. Your dogs are adorable!! So incredibly cute and I love the little coats they have! It looks as though you have remembered your embroidery skills very well! xx

  10. How cute. My mom taught to me embroidery too, but I'm not that good at it, though I love cross-stitching.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Happy Sunday Beca !..... that is so lovely ...I haven{t done for years...I have the tube paints that I s¿used for Zoe{s baby stuff las years...that is so relaxing and gorgeous too. I Love your work ,It came out so pretty.I have made some changes in my blog ...all the blos¿gs list is down bellow the blog....have a wonderful week... ;)

  12. Felicidades por esos perros tan bonitos, los bordados son preciosos.
    Un abrazo


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