Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sitching on Sunday: A Birth of Sorts

A rainy Sunday is the perfect time to stitch on the back porch so I finished the last tea towel:
The pattern is an iron-on from Aunt Martha's, which you can find at just about any craft store. I did a little digging and found out that this company has been making iron-on embroidery patterns since the 1930s. I do find them very, very charming. I always stitch them with six strands of DMC thread.

 This next one is also not an original design. In fact, there's a very good chance that you'll recognize the image:
However, once I finish the part I've transferred, I'm going to take it in a direction that Botticelli never imagined.

Thanks to those of you who commented on the embroidery on the shirt I was wearing in Friday's post. Yes, I did the embroidery, and it is my own design. I looked back and it seems like I said very little about it when I was working on it during the spring of 2014. I will have to do a whole post about it because it is one of my more successful projects!

I know I'm looking forward to a third day of weekending. I hope you are have a lovely weekend!


  1. Your stitches are so even and beautiful.

    Enjoy your extra day of "weekend".

  2. i just got an embroidery kit (actually crewel which I haven't done in YEARS!!!) in the mail....i'm 'itching' to start it. Glad to see I have company....I love this vintage look.

  3. Like Steph, I haven't stitched in years, but the more I see of yours... the stronger the pull is.
    Love those tea towels!

  4. Oh Bless you and your rainy attitude. Im embarrassed to say that I was a GRUMPITY GRUMP much of today as it was cold and rainy. I am so over the weather. I want humid, warm porch weather.
    Enough of that. I LOVE your stitching !

  5. Oh yes, you have a long weekend don't you. I'd be jealous except we had ours last weekend and our weather was gorgeous! Enjoy! I'm always so jealous of people like you who embroider nicely; I think I'm just too impatient!!

  6. There's a towel I can appreciate! I hope you have a lovely extra day off :)

  7. Oh... This makes me want to stitch!!! You do such beautiful work!!!

  8. Beautiful embroidery. I'm waiting with anticipation to see the next incarnation for Venus too!

  9. I like that tea towel. Now I'm going to have to dig through my transfers in the hopes that I've got that one... Sometimes it's a lot more inspiring to see them stitched up than to look at the red lines!