Thursday, April 17, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect

I almost feel like running down to Border's and picking up a copy of Embroidery for Dummies. I'm almost certain there must be a book by that name written for people like me. I've found quite a few great online tutorials on embroidery stitches but I find that impractical as I don't want to be tied to my computer while practicing. I would love to find an instructional book with vivid color photos, the more the merry. If anyone knows of a good one, please send a shout out my way.

As you can see, I've also managed to incorporate fabric yo-yo's into a couple of pieces. After all, anything round like cherries are just screaming to be replaced with a yo-yo, don't you think?

Mouse heads back to the Vet this morning for more fluids. You wouldn't guess that he's ill because he's still carrying on like his old self. Here he is, sitting and shaking my hand and begging for a snack. How can I resist when he does cute things like this. I know it's not a great picture but I had difficulty taking the picture and shaking his hand at the same time. I'm obviously one of those people that can't do two things at the same time. LOL

I hope you all have a great day!


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Netter said...

Awww, kitty! What's wrong with the poor fellow?

I think you are to hard on yourself and your stitching. Your two examples don't look bad. The cherry/ yoyo towels are too cute, by the way.

dario said...

I still have to give you points for patience in trying your hand at embroidery. Sewing I'll do, crochet I intend to do, knitting maybe, but embroidery? Not a chance!

I hope Mouse is doing okay!

Rowena said...

WHOOPS! Sorry Lettie! That comment above (dario) should have been me! I had no idea that my husband was logged onto blogspot and so I advertently left the comment w/o logging onto mine.

annemarie said...

I think your embroidery is great and I especially love the yo yo embellishment. You certainly do not need Embroidery for Dummies!!! Anne from Texas

sweetiepie said...

Lettie - I can't see anything wrong with your embroidery. It looks just great to me.

Love the cherry yoyos too. Those would make great kitchen curtains. Joyce in Iowa

Anonymous said...

Quit beating up on yourself about your embroidery. It is lovely. I do like the embroidery with the 'cherry' yo-yo's. It really looks good. What is wrong with Mouse? Poor kitty. He looks to be a real sweety.

Sue Cahill said...

I think using those yo-yo's as cherries is perfect. I hate doing circles with stem stitch because they always look wonky but the yo-yo's are nice and round and give such dimension. Thanks for that tip.

Marzia Melloni said...

Your embroiderys are very beautiful.
Your kat is likeable.
Bye :O)

Melody said...

Mouse is a cutie pie. Hope he gets better soon. Lovely stitcheries too.