It's amazing what can be accomplished on a long road trip....especially when husband prefers to do all the driving.
I finished the small color wheel embroidery project over the Thanksgiving break. Contributing to this accomplishment is the fact that my Mom spoiled me by doing all the cooking and playing with the grandchildren. I cooked a little bit.
This left me with lots of time to embroider while riding in the car on the long drive to and from and watching college and NFL football on TV over the Thanksgiving weekend. I have an idea of what I want to do with this piece of embroidery, but I am also open to suggestions. Do you have any?
Can you see the detail of the stitches? My camera wouldn't focus on just one stitch. I wanted to show my favorite. It is the raised chain stitch. If you look closely, you will see it in red at the bottom corner of the picture, as well as in dark purple and light purple. Other favorites are the wheatear stitch and the zig zag chain stitch. All of these stitches as well as many others can be found at the Hand Embroidery Network. I also had to get creative with the division of the colors. I accidentally used a permanent fabric marker to draw my lines on the fabric. To hide the lines, I did a serpentine stitch (not sure that is the technical name) using both of the colors that meet in each section of the color wheel. If you look closely, you will see the backstitching in the red with the purple weaving in and out.
As I've mentioned before, this is FUN!!!!! My original plan was to take the large hoop project on the trip, but we were tight on space so had to settle on just taking the little one. I am itching to work on the large one but will probably have to wait until after the holidays.
Have an amazing day!!!!