This was taken from my back porch.
I was ready for some of this:
I decided to work on my daughter's quilt but got sidetracked. You see, while I was off at Market a few weeks ago I got to chatting with the darling Gail Pan who designs some outstanding embroidery work like this one:
I had a bug about working on some embroidery this year but after seeing her work in person and seeing all the other wonderful quilts using embroidery as embellishments, I knew I had to dive in.
Isn't he cute?
Well I put that aside when I realized that I needed to get going with a special birthday present... Can't show you pics of that, but while I was working on this 'special' project I learned a lot about embroidery.
Things that I have learned as I teach myself to embroider
1) Read the instructions of the products you are using. They may save your final project...
2) Don't compromise your stitch length for speed. You will regret it when you look back at your work...
3) Visual tutorials make a BIG difference.
4) When it comes to curves, do as you would while driving a car, go slow to avoid derailing!!
5) Don't be a cheap A** and get good thread!
More on these points later in the week.
Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend and that your week started on a good footing!