Saturday, April 28, 2012

{work in progress} : alphabet embroidery sampler

So I'm a really competent knitter, a pretty competent spinner, and a fairly competent sewer ... but one thing I haven't done much is embroidery.  I've done a handful of small projects but never a big one ... and recently, while immersing myself in Seasons 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey, I felt the inexplicable urge to take on a big embroidery project.  (It must have been Levinia sitting and stitching away ...)

When I came across the Daisy Chain Alphabet Sampler, created by the amazing Posie gets Cozy

I've already learned tons through this project, like how to organize my floss :

How to make perfect little French knots :

How to improve my satin stitch :

How to make cute little daisy stitches with a tiny straight stitch in the middle for accent :

Though I have a number of other projects that have deadlines, I can't help but to find a few minutes in the day to finish just one more letter ... it's been a lot of fun so far!  Can't wait to finish ...


  1. Your stitchery is beautiful. I love the colors you are using. I purchased this pattern a while ago and will be starting it soon too, I just have to decide on a color scheme.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. I bought the kit when it came out, but haven't done more that opened it and played with the wool. ;)