Friday, June 10, 2011

Things I dig Friday: Embroidery fever

Can I show you what I stole borrowed from my Mom last weekend?

Isn't it pretty?

I can remember thinking my Mom was so annoying for dragging me as a whiny pre-teen to the embroidery store to buy these pretty colors.

Now all I can say is, high-five Mom! Thanks for letting me play with these! And for storing them away for so long.

I'm going to need them, too. Because I enrolled in the Wild Olive embroidery class, All in the Details. I can't wait to get started. I've got the embroidery fever! You can join the class, too. It's five weeks of embroidery-tastic instruction with 15 projects to work through. All on a private blog that'll be live for some time after class ends, meaning you can truly take it at your own pace. Well worth $35 I think. I can't wait to see what I'll learn. Class starts Monday, June 20!

In the meantime, I am getting inspired via the beautiful embroidery on Pinterest. Here's what I've pinned so far.

From the blog, Freckled Nest.

From the Etsy shop Three Red Apples.

From the blog Cookie Mondays.

From the flickr account Yarnattacks. (And really, maybe this isn't embroidery at all, but just yarn through a doily. I don't know, but I love it still.)

From the blog Blessed Little Nest.

From the blog Kyla Roma.

From the Etsy shop LilacSaloon. 

From the flickr account nanaCompany.

Is that enough eye candy for you? I can't wait to get started on some of my own.

Oh, and my third dress for The Summer of No Pants is so very close to being finished. I love it, and I'll share it with you in a snippity snap, as soon as the last bit is finished. My son Jack is being dedicated this weekend and we're having a party, so I have been in a bit of a cleaning and preparing frenzy!

Oh oh and last thing. Did you see the quilt Anna at Noodlehead posted this week? It is so beautiful, and I'm so delighted that she says I helped push her to complete it. That is just... cool. :) In her post, Anna says she wishes everyone would just try that thing, that new thing that is scaring them. Take on the project that they've been thinking about making, but haven't. Or maybe it's not a project, but simply taking the time to try to create something, anything at all. You've wanted to learn to sew or knit or embroider, but haven't. She wishes people would just stop waiting, stop being scared, stop worrying you'll fail... and just try.

I couldn't agree more. :)


  1. Love the box of embroidery floss. Just makes you want to smile, doesn't it? I've been thinking about the Wild Olive class... just worried that I don't have time for it right now. Wasn't Anna's post inspiring?

  2. That box of embroidery floss is gorgeous! I wish it was mine! ;-)

  3. Love all that embroidery eye-candy- thanks for sharing... makes me want to give it a shot!

  4. Such pretty embroidery floss! I love the first image buttons and embroidery does it get any better?