So my favorite place on the internet is Prudent Baby. I am in love. They make me want to create more, unfortunately spend more, and just embrace my crafty side.
And guess what??
They had a contest that I decided to toughen up and enter! I was really pumped and then… as you all know… Lola’s been so sick. Days kept passing by and secretly I wondered would I ever get to make something with words and embroidery and enter it in for a chance to win a Brother Embroidery Machine!!!
Friday was the turning point that Lola seemed to play well enough and require minimum rocking so I got to work! Poor Clay has had zero attention with Lola being so sick and it didn’t stop through the weekend! He knew I was determined to get my little idea done!
I decided to embroider a kitchen cabinet door. :) Original? These doors already had chalkboard inserts I had done a few years back so it really wasn’t too tricky!
I didn’t want it to have a kitchen theme. My kitchen is tiny and the kitchen, breakfast nook, and den are all one common area… so after much thought while rocking for two weeks, I decided upon:
“Once a job has once begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.”
Famously said my mother and grandmother. In fact they have worn this saying out, but after swearing as a child I would never ever tell my own children this- I actually can’t wait till I tell Lola this and she has already heard it been said to her daddy. ;)
Then I choose the sweet Russian dolls because they have a little bit of a kitchen feel, but still look cute and fun! This is really the first time I have embroidered to this extent. The couple things I have fooled around wit you, you guys have seen. So this was good practicing. Looking forward to really getting better at this.
After really finding my home style in life- the decorator part of me would love the charm of an old house and I think that would be my dream, but the germ freak really would like a new home- maybe one day we will build a new home to look old! :)
The look goes well with my breakfast nook feel.
The sweet Russian dolls gave me a good excuse to try out different types of stitches. I can’t wait to do more!
This was really fun and really gave me a great reason to get out all my fun stitching books and learn first-hand how to do this! I think I am addicted! Hmmm… can everyone guess what their homemade Christmas good will be this year? Haha…
My two favorite books out of the several I have:
And the next project I would like to do is the “Stitches I Know”
Here’s an example I found