So my stamina on the Daisychain Sampler is continuing rather unabated.
I think I like this sampler business with different stitches being used for different letters.
There’s enough variety to keep things from being monotonous and each letter is completely quickly enough that I can’t really get bored.
So yeah. I’ve already got a whole much more letters done since last week.
Though stem stitch hasn’t really been a favourite stitch, I do quite love the ropey effect it has here. Plus I think I like stem stitch more now that I know how to stitch it properly (reading instructions is a good idea).
Even this K was finished by last night. I’m sure I’ll have more to show before long.
So I’ve been reading the blog Posie gets cosy for quite a while now. I’m not much of a commenter on other people’s blogs. Mostly I read things through Google Reader and all in a batch so it’s extra effort to click through and comment (especially frustrating to do on mobile readers). And to be honest, I don’t always feel like I have something to add what people are posting about. But whatevs.
What was I talking about? Yeah, so I read Alica’s blog. And when she posted a while back about these Daisychain ABCs Crewelwork Sampler Kits she was going to put together, I figured I’d give it a try. I’m quite enjoying the embroidery these days and crewel has interested me in theory but there aren’t a lot of cool (or kewel) projects kicking around in this old school technique. I have a couple of modern takes on it but have yet to jump into the wool & needle thing until now.
My sampler kit arrived in the mail last Thursday. Despite working on other ongoing projects I immediately started playing crewel embroidery after opening the package.
And I kept stitching.
And stitching all weekend in a variety of air conditioned locations.
And stitching my way through the weekend.
I finished up H last night. I have a whole slew more photos to take of the letters. I especially love the E which I opted to make REAL puffy. I like to thing that it’s so puffy, it’s in 4D (or at least IMAX 3D).
Oh and the question that I’ve been asked a few times now. The kit was a pre-order sort of thing and there are no more to order BUT you can buy the PDF of the pattern (which includes the outline guides for all the letters.
I think I’ll embroider the phrase “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” next. Why yes, I AM a graphic designer. How’d you guess? 😉