Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ta Da!!!

This is my first project on my new toy. What do you think?
An 8-thread design, that my husband designed and digitized is, admittedly, ambitious for a first project; but this is embroidered on a shirt to be given to our grandson for Christmas (yikes! in 5 days!), so I had to learn fast!
The first thing I learned is that stretchy fabrics are a tad challenging -- fabric should be pulled taut in the hoop, but when the fabric keeps stretching when you pull and never gets taut, when do you stop pulling? -- and then I learned the catastrophe that ensues when the bobbin gets knotted near the end of using thread 7 on an 8-thread design, and rips a hole in the fabric!!
The picture is, in fact, the second attempt.
My next embroidery project will be a one color design on linen. I am searching patterns for ideas now. I think I shall embellish the front placket, or collar of a blouse.
When I know, you'll know.


  1. All ready is -- it is finished, and waiting to be wrapped!! Really it is for Mitchell's enjoyment, but I hope that Logan enjoys it being cuddly-soft!

  2. I just found you and will be following!

  3. Thanks, Julia! I look forward to your critiques and comments!

  4. Have I mentioned that Logan LOVES his "fuzzy blue" shirt? LOVES it. Wears it as soon as it comes out of the wash, so at least 3 times a week. He's going to wear it out before he even grows into it!