Monday, January 11, 2010

sampler sample

I finished up my sample for the swap I am in this weekend. This was a really fun project. I loved learning so many new stitches but definitely need some more practice with others. A rather sizable section of long-short stitch filling had to be torn out and replaced with something else - I just couldn't seem to get that one right this time.
I am very excited about seeing what the other swappers come up with. And just wait til you hear the other themes. I'm not going to reveal them all now and spoil the surprises of course but you'll see over the next few months. I can't wait to get started.

Oh yes, and an amazing thing happened while we were housebound most recently. Peter apparently fell in love with embroidery. He had tried it in the past but didn't seem too interested but this time he really got into it. He has been requesting his own set of needles and his own floss box. I think it's pretty cute but I don't imagine it will last too terribly long but it will be fun while it lasts. As soon as he is done stitching his fireworks on his latest project I have permission to post a photo so stay tuned for that of course.

12 comments:

Karin said...

Your embroidery looks wonderful. Love the colours. Your swap partner is very lucky.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

WOW!

Erin M. said...

It came out nice. I know at least one piece by thejoyofjess that I really liked that was doodling. I can see why she inspired this beauty.

John said...

Your first piece is SO GREAT! I am so glad that you are part of our swap. I can't wait to see all of the things that you come up with for your partners' themes. Oh, and be sure to tell Peter to keep with it -- and don't let anyone tell him it's a "girl thing". Show him my blog if you have to! : )

The Curious Pug said...

what gorgeous pieces of work! so pretty!!

jody mcdowell said...

wow.. this makes me want to stitch! i love what you did SO MUCH!

Corinne said...

Okay, so I JUST noticed that the colors in this sampler match the colors in my banner. I get in a rut sometimes, what can I say? :)
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

Glenda said...

I love this, especially the stitching in the top right quadrant.

That's cool that Peter is enjoying stitching. Even if he doesn't putter around with it for too many years, who knows when it may resurface!

iknitipurl said...

Awesome stitching!

Silver Sisters said...

Hey, Corrine!
I blogged about it here:
http://silversistersstudio.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-just-loved-this-piece-and-had-to-show.html

Just a little mention because it ticked my fancy.

gisele

Pink Dogwood said...

Lucky me! Accidentally stumbled upon your blog while doing bills... Can't WAIT to check out the rest of your blog. I'm just learning to embroider and really enjoy it.

Haleyknitz said...

that. is. so. cool. omg.