Friday, September 24, 2010

Practice makes perfect

I have forgotten everything I learnt in the embroidery workshop I attended last year! So I borrowed a book on basic embroidery stitches from the library and practised last night.
Okay, it is far from perfect, I know, but I'll practise some more, okay? I think I like cross-stitch and backstitch best.












This weekend I will be going to Hermanus again - this time to celebrate the 60th birthday of a dear friend. (And Snous will be having her second sleepover.) Have a great weekend, everyone - be good!

8 comments:

annekata said...

Love your stitches! And you have chosen such a hard material to stitch on with the diagonal weave...I always practice on linen...nice and square!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the birthday party!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love that little sampler of stitches. Mmm this inspires me to have a go but I'm not a very neat person.
Enjoy your weekend.

Leenie said...

Yes,inspiring and well done. I love cross stitch and other kinds of hand embroidery. I hope you and Snous have a great time on your trip.

frayedattheedge said...

A good start - now you just have to keep up your practice! Enjoy your visit to your friend.

aimee said...

oh, stitched lettering! i am in love!!

kendalee said...

I'm impressed! I especially love the lettering... words in stitches look great.

Hope you had fun in Hermanus - and survived whale festival madness :)

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching! I like doing embroidery, it is very meditative.

arcadia said...

Ek is in die proses om te leer, maar dit vorder maar stadig. My naaldwerkagtergrond is baie min. Ek hoop jy gaan ons wys wat jy als maak!