As I mentioned in a prior post, my small groups', Seams Sew Easy, challenge for September was to try something new. I was thinking about doing curves, but then I remembered that I had purchased a Christmas embroidery pattern about a year ago. I have been wanting to learn for awhile now, and since Christmas is creeping up on us, I figured "why not". I watched a couple how to videos at We Love French Knots. On Sunday night I put on stabilizer and traced the pattern on my light box. This was extremely difficult. I came to find out at our meeting on Wednesday night that I had used the stabilizer for machine embroidery. So, for my next project I will be buying some much thinner stabilizer!
Here is the pattern that I am working on. I am hoping to finish it by Christmas. (Yes 2011)
The pattern shows a pillow, but I am thinking a wall hanging will work much better in this household with the two little guys and all.
Here is my progress from Monday and Friday nights. Not too bad for a newbie, heh?