Monday, April 9, 2018

Trying something new!

Learning new things can be fun.....and it's supposed to be good for your brain....maybe not always good for your wallet, but we'll just concentrate on the good parts! 

So as I was wandering round my local craft store I spotted this little kit and decided to try something a bit different and expand my crafting skills....


....it's a Bucilla embroidery kit and the colours really caught my eye. It's printed on a denim fabric and uses some basic embroidery stitches, some of which I'm familiar with and others that I have had to learn. Luckily for me, the Internet is  a crafter's delight and good old google always come to the rescue :)

This has taken me wayyyy longer than I had anticipated, partly because I haven't done some of the stitches before and also due to the fact that I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so I have been doing quite a bit of frogging to get the stitches to look he way that I want them to.


So this first attempt at embroidery is far from perfect, but it is enjoyable and since I already own a ton of one or two skeins of thread, it might not be an expensive new hobby to undertake! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)

Don't worry, cross stitching hasn't been abandoned.....I managed to finish off the rose design that I posted about last week. Now I have another gorgeous little card to add to my stash...


....isn't that pretty? 

Hope you have a wonderfully creative and productive week.

Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona

11 comments:

Justine said...

Your embroidery looks very neat Rhona! I have never tried it...don't think I would enjoy trying to get all the stitches lined up! I love the little rose card, so pretty.

Irene said...

WOW Rhona, รจ bellissimo!

Shami Immanuel said...

Beautiful embroidery and cross stitch finish.the colors in the kit are eye catching.good job.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Those colours are eye catching. embroidery is fun to play with and your start looks cool.

Preeti said...

Lovely card finish! The new embroidery looks beautiful:)

Katie said...

Great job with the embroidery. I had to accidentally learn it fast when I ordered the wrong gift to stitch for my mom. It turned out pretty but didn't win me over from cross stitch. Yours sure looks beautiful so far. Love your finished card. Beautiful!

Mary said...

Your doing very well on your embroidery, it's always a fun challenge to learn new stitches. Sweet card!

Mini said...

I love the embroidery project you picked. The rose card is pretty.

FlashinScissors said...

Great stitching on your new project! It looks a lovely design.
Well done finishing your rose. I started mine but then got distracted with a mini sampler/book mark I started at the same time!
Hugs
Barbara xx

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Looks brilliant! Well done!

Merlynn said...

I hope you will enjoy this type of embroidery. Harder than cross stitch but very rewarding ! It will be lovely when finished.