Friday, February 6, 2009

My First Embroidery

Ok, well first embroidery since I was a little girl and my precious Grandmother was teaching me. I guess some things kinda stick with you...like guitar lessons from my youth (Thanks Momma and Daddy!). When my son started learning this summer, I was shocked at how my fingers could still find notes!
Anyway, this block is finished. While it looks like a Valentiney treat, it is actually a BOM for a Christmas quilt. BOM=Block of the Month, though for me it'll probably mean something more like Big Ol' Mess! I will be starting this one next, which is also a BOM.
Any one embroidery? How do you feel about hoops, stabilizer on the back? Any other ideas/suggestions?

OH! And I was searching through old posts yesterday and I discovered to my horror that I am an exclamation point person! I mean, it's ok to be an exclamation point person in the body of the post, but I have an outlier number worth of post titles that have exclamation points at the end. I'll try to restrain myself! ! ! !

6 comments:

Paris said...

Very pretty...I especially like the little yellow flowers. :)

M said...

I love it! You did a great job with your French knots. I used to embroider by hand...on my kids' dresses, overalls and quilts. Now I have an embroidery sewing machine and I am having a blast...I never knew so much about stabalizers and the plastic stuff that goes on top before!

Paris said...

Hope you had a good Monday!! :)

Darlene said...

I LOVE your embroidery....it is beautiful! Oh, I like exclamation points too! See....lol

Carrie P. said...

Hey Michelle, Thanks for visiting my blog. Your block is great. I am doing those too. My grandma taught me to embroider too. You will do fine with Aunt Millie's garden. Just have fun with it.

Deb Ann said...

Great job! :)