Design Wall Monday 1/16/12

Gosh, we're already at the middle of the month!  The next 5 blocks for Just Takes 2 are out so I'll be busy with those, but I wanted to show you I did start on the Promises and Borders by Jenny at Elephantz (see sidebar). Here's as far as I've gotten:
This is a step out of my box for me - doing embroidery.  My mom taught me way back when I was 8 or so, but I haven't done much lately - so not sure what I'm doing.  I used pencil to mark the design - didn't have a non permanent marker with a thin enough dib to make the small lettering.  What do you use?  Jenny said to use a back stitch, so had to hunt the internet to find out what that was - I don't know the names of the stitches.  Then I had to figure out how to do the curves with the back stitch - settled for taking tiny stitches around the curves.  The fabrics above the hoop are the parts for piecing the block.  I had the multicolor print in my stash, but had to buy the other two.  I was thrilled that the color swatches (on paper) at Connecting Threads came out so true to what I needed.  You never know when you are ordering something from a catalog.  

So what's on your design wall?  Go on over to Judy's Patchwork Times on my sidebar to see what others are up to.

Comments

I think about doing things and you do them.....you inspire me, but not enought to get up in the morning and get on with things....grin. Still in my PJs...giggle.
Anonymous said…
Angie,

Looks great!! You're doing an excellent job!! I think you have the back stitch down!!

Also, love the Bible verse you're using. One of my favorite!!

Hugs!
Deanna
Sue Daurio said…
I love seeing others stitching. I can't do it but I do like to see it. Yours looks great.
LynCC said…
Isn't there something relaxing about stitching? What a lovely stitchery quilt to start up - looking forward to watching it progress. :D