Sunday, 8 September 2013

Stitching Sunday Week 1.........choosing your design.


I'm back today with something new, Chrissie from Chrissie Crafts has started a fun little Stitch-A-Long called Stitching Sunday. After reading last Sunday's post, introducing Stitching Sundays, I decided I was going to join in. If you've ever fancied giving embroidery a try, you should take a look, Chrissie has so many helpful tips and how-to's, I've found this week's and last week's posts very informative.

Even though I've always been able to knit from a child, cross stitch actually got me into crafts in my adult life. My friend showed me how to cross stitch, 15 years ago, and took me to the Hobbycraft Show at the N.E.C., where I bought my first cross stitch kit. It was mostly sewing at this time but as the years went on, more and more new crafts started appearing, and I think I've tried most of them!!!


I bought this Sarah Jane embroidery pattern a few months ago, it's been sitting in my craft room since, so joining in with this fun group has given me the kick up the bum to make a start on it. This week was all about choosing your design and materials, and Chrissie tells you different ways to transfer your design onto fabric.


I started this embroidered sampler by Alicia Paulson, last year and have come to a standstill so I'll be doing some more on this too. This was my first attempt at embroidery and found it a lot easier than I thought it would be.


So if you fancy giving embroidery, cross stitch or any other stitchy project a go or if you are experienced with a needle and thread, you can join in and link your projects, here or just take a look at what others have been stitching, this week.


Happy Stitching.
xxxxDebxxxx

16 comments:

Hannapat said...

Wow Deb, your stitching is amazing!!! xo

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Deb, I have just found you via Joy and Chrissie Crafts. I am very new to sewing and would love to learn how to embroider - I find it so special and wish I had been taught it at school but it is never too late. Your blog is just fantastic and I shall enjoy reading it. Hope you don't mind but I have put you on my favourite blogs. Have a wonderful week
Lots of love
Dorothy (crochetknittingsewing.blogspot.com)
:-)xxxxxxxxxxx

Chrissie said...

What a great start, Deb! I love the design you've chosen - I think I've seen that lovely little parade of children somewhere before, it is just delightful! I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it later on...and looks like you already have some pretty great talent to your stitching, based on the Alicia Paulson sampler you've shown us! We're going to have fun! Lots of love, Chrissie x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww!! Just gorgeous!!!!

Kepanie said...

The sampler looks like a great start to learning embroidery sts. You've done wonderfully so far.

Joy said...

Hi Deb - it's lovely to meet you and to see your very lovely stitching! I found you through Chrissie's linkup and have become your follower. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your work and please feel welcome to pop around to my little place when you have time!
Joy x

joyjinkscreations.blogspot.com

leeanne said...

I love the colours! And what a lovely pattern. Cant wait to see it all stitched up.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Hello, you have a really lovely blog and I have enjoyed reading some older posts too, with my morning coffee. I am your newest follower. All the best, Pam in Norway

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Deb
This looks lovely and what a great couple of projects for Stitching Sunday! It will be great to see how you get on.
Best wishes
Ellie

Ladybird Diaries said...

Both your projects look really pretty! Looking forward to seeing your progress on both...
M x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely work! My Aunt is the expert when it comes to embroidery ... she never ceases to amaze me ... I have done cross stitch many times but that's as far as it goes ... You are really doing well there Deb!

Lynnda said...

Simply gorgeous Deb!!!! You are so talented! hugs...x

thesnailgarden said...

I've just been catching up on all your gorgeous projects - wonderful. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't even picked up my knitting needles and crochet hook in weeks! Loving your shawls in particular - must crack on with mine! Best wishes, Pj x

Hazels Crochet said...

This is a craft I have never tried and think would be too fiddly for me. Your work is really good!

Linda R said...

Loving your stitch work.. I have been doing a bit of cross stitching myself.. Its so relaxing.

Hugs~

Sarah said...

Looking forward to seeing your stitching - and I could certainly do with a crafting kick up the bum!