Sunday, September 29, 2013

Slowly Stitching on Sunday

Still working on embroidering dishtowels for Christmas gifts.  I finally found my chicken embroidery transfers after I went and bought another packet of them so there will be some chicken dishtowels coming soon.  I have some chicken refrig magnets and some cute chicken and egg fabrics for potholders I'll make to go along with the kitchen gift sets.  I finished the one above for my friend Marsha and I'll probably have to make her a second one. 

Later on tonight I will probably do a little work on one of my 3 October blocks for my lap quilt Crazy Cravings which is my 2013 Crazy Quilt Journal Project. 

I finished embellishing this October block except I probably will have to do something to make the words "Icing on the Cake" show up a little better. I used one strand of pale pink embroidery floss and one strand of metallic pink but am not really satisfied with it. I will probably lace it or wrap it with something a little darker. 

I laced the backstitches on the actual icing on the cake so maybe that's what I'll do with the wording too. 

One of the seams has double herringbone (kind of uneven too I see) done in variegated perle brown and variegated perle pink. I happen to like variegated threads in case you haven't noticed.  Another seam is done in red/white/blue variegated floss running stitches and chain stitches. 

On this seam I did some straight stitches in pink and blue and brown and below the gingerbread boy button I mimicked the pastry sprinkles on the seam 

I think this lace was in a baggie of stuff I picked up from the thrift store. I attached it with running stitches and some french knots and below it I did some lazy daisy stitches which I see are also not very even but I'm going for the fun factor not the perfect factor and so it stays as is. 

And finally the seam next to the cupcakes is just a piece of polka dot ribbon attached with cross stitches. 

Crazy, huh? 

And what's everyone else hand stitching today? Well, you'll just have to visit Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts to find out. 


Cyn said...

Wonderful stitcheries!

Julierose said...

I can'tstand how gorgeous this piece of Crazy work is!! (LOL) Every time I see it--I go to equilter and look at food fabric...I must restrain myself!! Hugs, Julierose

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have really enjoyed your posts on this CQ project... so inspiring!

Angie said...

So creative - what wonderful ideas!

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love this cravings project and all the wonderful creative touches you are adding. So fun to see all the detail photos...thanks for linking up!

Ellen said...

Really cute and fun projects. I also go for fun and not perfection!

Bits of Stitching! said...

Great wip's ... loving your hand embroidery ones in specific!