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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Front and Center

I decided to start the front of Home Sweet Home.  It was a little scary.  How can embroidery be scary?  Well, if you have to try things you've never done before and you are afraid of messing it all up, it's scary.
I traced the design onto the fabric.

 First I have to do three windows.   I thought thread would be couched on an angle but these windows are done in a different way.  Organza is ironed on with stitch witchery kind of stuff.  Then you have to measure and put in rows of foundation stitches evenly across the window. I used Tiger Tape and  tape measure tape to help me.  Then you weave through the foundation stitches.  The first window I tried was a little messy.  The second window went better.  The window is bordered with Portuguese border stitch.  I haven't done that before.  I think I have the hang of it.

This side has about forty million leaves on it done in fly stitch. (Actually, there are around fifty.)  I tried one just to see how it went.  Not too bad and pretty quick.  The leaves are three different colors of thread.
So far:

Someone asked what color my amaryllis is.  I don't know. I threw away the box so I don't know if it said on there what color it is.  I think it will be red but it will be fun to find out.

It is snowing here so I had to walk at the Y.  I watched a whole season of Sneaky Pete on Amazon and enjoyed it although I didn't catch a few parts of it. I was stitching as I was watching.   I should watch it all again to see if I can pick up who everybody is and understand the entire plot.  But it was very good anyway.  It is very clever.


  1. Looking good! Those windows are incredible....

  2. Nice progress on an intense piece.

  3. I haven`t been brave enough to start this project yet. I will be using from my stash the threads. Have book and fabric waiting. My light box needs to be used. :) Love what progress you have made. Happy Stitching.