Wednesday, May 30, 2012

wip~~~stitching along


I have a new embroidery project to work on while I am watching television
with my husband in the evenings.  We have been watching NBA basketball.....
our favorite team, the OKC Thunder, are still playing!

I found this fun fabric at my LQS that became the perfect design for some colorful stitching.


I don't have a plan for this project.  It is just a fun way to practice my stitches.


I won't cover every red line with embroidery, but who knows when I will
decide I am finished : )  This is going to be fun!


OH, do you have any tips on making French knots?  

piece,
elizabeth



I am linking up to WIP Wednesday and Can I Get A Whoop Whoop.



16 comments:

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Lovely!

Rosa said...

It`s beautiful!

Janine said...

This is so beautiful - what a lovely project!

Needled Mom said...

Great project and a terrific idea.

Kat said...

What a great idea to stitch right onto the lines on the fabric. It's very pretty! No good tips on French knots, unfortunately. I've never been able to get them just right.

Pippa Parsons said...

that's such a good idea and so cute, will be amazing when finished

Taryn said...

This is such a good idea! It is going to look amazing!

Betty Lou said...

What a fun project, when it's done, it will be done! I remember about thirty or more years ago I bought a denim shirt and just embroidered designs all over it. I used it as a beach top, my husband was always a little embarassed when I wore it. Wish I would have kept that shirt.

Cherie said...

That looks great so far! Great idea hope too see more of this completed in future posts =D

Kim said...

French knots are one of those skills you just have to practice. My only tip is to wrap the thread tight enough to make them hang nicely around the needle but not so tight that you can't easily pull the thread through the middle of the wrap.
Practice a few and I bet you'll be doing them like a pro in no time at all. Love you stitchery on the red print :0)

Happy Sewing

Brenda said...

What a neat project, a great idea! I have never seen that fabric before. Did you look for something like this or did it just come to you when you saw the fabric? LOVE it!

Marion said...

The French knot! :/ my tip is similar to the one above. In addition, once I have wrapped the needle and inserted it back In the fabric, I always pin down the floss with my finger, taut, about an inch away from the knot while I pull the needle through the fabric. This keeps my knot the size I want it.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

What a great idea! It looks amazing! Really nice work.

Pippa Armbrester said...

so beautiful!

Emma said...

What a great idea for adding to the fabric.

Sue Daurio said...

Now that is going to be beautiful. Very creative, I never would have looked at that material and thought to do that. Brilliant!!