Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lucrative Embroidery Weekend and Sew Mama Sew! Winner

To get the important news out of the way so I can go back to talking about making stuff again, the winner of my Sew Mama Sew! Tsuru giveaway was  comment #249/266, Shirley of Simplesew. Yay!
I was also lucky enough to win some pretty Anthropology and Kate Spain fabric from Karin at Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road.

This is where the vacation magic happens!
I just spent five nights on the Oregon coast, which I'll speak more about later.  I managed to get a couple embroideries finished, a couple started (when will I learn?) and a bit of progress on the one that is causing me a lot of trouble.

Above is Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas".  My husband is fond of Jack, so I may as well indulge him.   I'll probably add it to the flickr group when the Tim Burton stitch along hosted at Follow the White Bunny happens as well as doing another one (an Edward Gorey stitch along is winding up).

I also managed to finish what I think is the first embroidery I started.  Think it was going on nine months or so now - a vintage birdie tattoo inspired one. 

I'm a bit grumpy because whatever I used to trace the design on the fabric isn't coming off, I think it was a Pilot Frixion pen, so lesson learned about letting things sit around for months before using the iron to erase the marks!  I've also learned a lot about embroidery since then that could've made this better, but I'm just glad to have it done.  Don't ask about those weird color choices for the wings...

I finished stitching around the center squares for all the stars for the Wonky Star quilt, there's about 6 places where some reinforcement mending needs to happen, and it will finally be off  to the rightful owner!


  1. Jack is awesome!

    And an Edward Gorey stitch along? My head just exploded.

    Congratulations on your finishes and your win. (I got lucky this round of SMS giveaways, too--four wins, what the hell is THAT about?)

  2. Tim Burton Stitch Along!!!!?!?!? Brilliant! Will be going to check that out :) I never considered tattoos as a source of inspiration for embroidery, but they're perfect, and as you demonstrated look utterly awesome!