Sunday, March 20, 2011

inspire. create. stitch.

Hoop Up for Jill

Just a short post tonight to share a piece of embroidery that I recently finished for Jill as part of the Hoop Up! embroidery swap. Jill's theme was "Text plus ...", meaning she wanted words with a little something extra. I decided on a few words that sum up my feelings about the swap (and swaps in general, really!) And for my little something extra, I decided to try my hand at doodle-stitched birds a la Kajsa Wickman and her book, Scandinavian Stitches. It was a fun technique that I'll definitely be using again ...

Hope you all had a great weekend! Go Heels!!


  1. Love the simplicity! Is the stitching on the birds done by hand?

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

  2. Very nice! I am curious if the words are hand stitched. If so, you have mad skills.

  3. Just lovely! As a knitter that was taught by my mother-in-law, I would give anything(or most anything, anyway) for my husband to even know how a knit stitch comes together! I love that you do this and can't wait for my 4 1/2 year old son to tackle his first sewing project(not sitting on my lap-that happens plenty!)!

    I must say though that I might have fallen in love with my husband when we were dating and he had gotten a new down comforter for Christmas. I came over and he had borrowed his roommate's sewing machine to make his duvet cover bigger by sewing his top sheet to one edge.

    Sadly, that doesn't happen anymore. But, I also know that I ask him to drill holes more often even though I'm perfectly able to work the drill!

  4. Just dropping in to see what's you are up to.

  5. That is cute. I love how you made the birds.