Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WIP Wednesday (on Tuesday evening, again)

I am happy to say that I spent much of my weekend stitching away at various projects! First there was some sewing.. did I mention the apron I am working on? It is for dearest Suzanne, (down in the meadow), it is so fun to be making something for her, but I cannot show you pictures, it must be a surprise! So onto other projects...

This little embroidered girl received my attention most of the day on Sunday. I really needed to begin a new embroidery project, missing all that stitching I did on Chloe's special gift, I had done a sketch of this little girl earlier in the week, I am using wonderful organic cotton poplin again, one of my favorite fabrics! I outlined her in stem stitch, that is all I was going to do, then I filled in the ribbons on her bonnet, then I started filling in her whole dress, now the blue on the bottom is looking kinda off, not sure if I will fill that in solid or perhaps work some other little design in there... wish I had a lighter pink to fill in the bonnet, there is a surprising lack of pink in my piles of embroidery thread, shall have to remedy that soon... Perhaps I will do a vining flowery border around her, I don't even know what it will be made into, so fun to work on though. I have this obsession with filling in embroideries, tiny stitches, I am using only two strands of cotton...

When the girls were outside playing, or sleeping at night, I did a bit of spring surprise needle felting, my first attempt at some little eggs, I need to make more of these...


And then , as if I don't have any projects going on, I decided on Monday afternoon that I could not go on any longer without learning how to knit granny squares. I think I got off to a good start, not perfect, still trying to figure out a couple things, but one step closer on my way to making that granny square afghan!

I think I have enough to keep me busy for a while! Happy creating!

8 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

love that little embroidered girl!

Earth Mama said...

What a lot of fun crafting you got started. I LOVe your little girl embroidery. I think it looks fantastic with some "empty" spots like the sleeves, and some filled in spots. It has a quaint style all to itself. Amazing Renee.

:)Lisa

kendra said...

they are all darling!

Melanie said...

I love all your projects! I think your taste is similar to mine. :)
I love the greens for the granny squares- and I have tried to learn to crochet them and I guess I need someone to show me.

Nicole Benjamin said...

I love the projects that you are creating Renee!
They are all so spring-like and beautiful! I look forward to seeing the apron you create for Suzanne : ) xo

Naturalearthfarm said...

Whatever you do Renee, is just beautiful! I also have it on my mind to make a granny square afghan.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Heather said...

Oh everything looks so amazing, and so soft and sweet. I love the colors that you are working with, and the embroidery reminds me of something in my childhood (although I can not place it).

renee @ FIMBY said...

Such sweet projects