This year I have only one real goal and that is to delve deeper into my creative side , do my art and see where that leads in my life. I feel successful in my business, I'm very very proud of my child, and I'm happy. To soon my daughter will go off to college then on to her own life and I want to be doing what fulfills me. Therefore, more projects.
So to begin I have started a sampler of sorts, basically I'm embroidering a printed fabric I found at Ikea. It is a perfect canvas to practice stitches on. I have always admired embroidery, it is so textured and needlework can be really amazing. I want to be able to manipulate fibers in ways that are lush and full of life.
Here are a couple of pictures of the stitches I have learned. The leaf to the left is not as wonderful as I had imagined it would be but it is not finished and that will defiantly help.
The pomegranate above is composed of buttonhole stitches, lots of them.
The leaf is a square filling stitch and the stem in the middle is couching.