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Monday, February 20, 2012

freedom....

I decided to go 'off road' last week...and I had a blast.  But..of course, my off road compared to someone else's is a little different.  I stitched...off canvas!  I found this little book of 100 embroidery stitches in my stash.  I remember buying it at the five & dime in maybe middle school.  It was a big deal to embroidery ones jeans back then.  

There are a lot of young women popping into the shop to buy crewel wool to embroidery of late.  Each visit brings back a flood of sweet memories.  So...I pulled out some of my line drawings and found a sweet one that would work on an old cotton cardigan of mine.  And like magic, I have a whole new sweater and have opened Pandora's box of threads, embroidery hoops [I had to go buy one!] and a million ideas.  

Thankfully, these excursions are quickly executed as I have several projects in the works that require deadlines!  More on those to come in future blogs.  So....stay tuned!



3 comments:

  1. Love this, Kimberly! I've never been one to embellish, but I sure do appreciate it. Miss seeing you around. E.

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  2. Hi Eileen! I'm having too much fun going through my closet to see what I can embroider! Guess you don't remember me stitching all over jeans back in the early 70's! Afterall...you were the 'older' sister back then. Hugs!

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  3. I love embellishment on clothing. It's the Dolly Parton in me. Looks great!

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