Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More embroidery work

I seem to finish a new piece nightly! It's just so relaxing and I appreciate that it forces me to sit down and focus on something other then how stressful my life is!
{Moving and classes starting this week is making me a bit crazy}

Day-dreaming of Fall! A season that doesn't exist in Florida :(

Love machine! Electric blue! How is this not perfect?

I need more ideas for things to embroider! I'm thinking of a cute piece featuring the lovely French language ... and maybe a math/science based one. Ideas??

Monday, August 23, 2010

I can has embroidery jokes?

What had happened was ...

I found this ridiculously funny coloring book from 1961

Which had me rolling on the floor at work the other day! Particulary this page!

So I based my latest embroidery project on it. It was my first time transfering an image by hand (just the guy) and I think it turned out well. The lettering is a bit wonky but I feel it lends to the whole "coloring book" vibe (and it's the best I can do so shut it!).


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Embroidery Addiction

I love it.

I can't stop doing it!

Insight: I'm a little OCD.
[okay, a lot]

If I start something 99.9% of the time I have to finish it immediately [video games, craft projects, cleaning an entire house..]

This is a major reason behind why I love embroidery so much. It's simple, I can do it while watching It's Always Sunny, and I can finish most small pieces in 2-3 hours.

I've been hunting online for a good source for patterns. I have one book of iron-on transfers that I really enjoy and have just started using carbon paper to trace my own (although I need significant practice).

UrbanThreads.com and SublimeStitching.com have thus far been my only great finds.

Anyone out there with suggestions for more sites please let me know!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I complain to much ...

I need to work on that.

I tend to worry about things that have not happened yet.

Things that may not even happen.

I let it all fester and compound until I'm a nervous wreck and I feel quite helpless.

That's not a fun way to feel!

I joke that I have "rich white girl" syndrome. I'm gainfully employed, educated, healthy, and have a wonderful family and network of friends to rely on if need be.

I can support myself, have an adequate amount of free time, and more hobbies to keep me entertained than I can even count.

Really - what do I have to complain about? I have it better than the majority of the world's population.

So for the next week I'm going to try my hardest to keep my trap shut if I don't have something positive to say.

Couldn't hurt, right?