Saturday, May 22, 2010

Working on my Gnome Embroidery piece

A couple evenings ago I received one of my eBay embroidery kit of Gnome in the Garden. This is what it's going to look like:

I think the last embroidery project I worked on was 4 years ago when Daniel was born. I made an embroidered birth record for both of the boys after they were born. But then I started focusing more on vide games in the evenings, and I don't have time for both.

But when I found this kit on eBay, I had to have it. And now I'm very excited to be doing another project. I really do enjoy it. I'm even having to learn a couple new stitches for this project. I've never done the Loop stitch or Turkeywork stitch before. The rest of the stitches I'm familiar with (Back, Straight, Outline, Split, Solid/Satin, and Lazy Daisy.) So this is fun! And when I'm done I'll have an awesome Gnome wall hanging! Win-win!

Then I also bought the embroidery floss and cross-stitch fabric for one of the Gnome Cross Stitch patterns I have. That will be the next thing I do. This Gnome I'm working on now will take a few weeks though.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    My mom used to do stitching on pillowcases for small decorative pillows. I was always mesmerized at how beautifully it all pieced together.

  2. It's coming along quite nicely. I took photos of 3 of the embroidery pieces I did growing up that I still have on display here in the apartment. I'll have to post them on the LPS site soon.

  3. Good luck with the embroidery - I'd never have the patience!