I guess I'm old school as I like to make some Christmas presents for family and friends. This year, I picked up a project I had started and was not thrilled about.
After my dad had passed and Mom moved to assisted living, I would go visit her and took a project. She liked to see what I was working on. After all, my grandmother, aunts, and Mom taught me a lot about embroidery. When we visited with the ladies of the family on every Monday, they would be cutting, sewing, measuring, knitting, tatting, crocheting, etc. Seemed plausible their talents would be passed on to their granddaughters.
Back to the project...
It was full of tiny stitches and French knots, all of which drove me crazy, but mostly because the needle I was using wasn't working for me. I consulted with Needlepoint Nation and got great advice on a particular brand. Voila, my problem was solved and the project proceeded.
I embroidered a lovely tea towel intended for my daughter-in-law:
Here's some progress:
I used a stencil from a book on Embroidering letters and added a B. Finally, the finale!
So what's next? I finished a set of pillow cases which I'll show off another time. Started a needlepoint eyeglass/makeup case, and have a Christmas pillow top I'm not thrilled with, but as it matches two others, shall embrace finishing it.
How did I do? My DIL loves it.
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