Saturday, July 23, 2011

MissesStitches in the Car

Hi there! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. MisterStitches and I have been on a long car trip. I'll tell you more about the trip later. The really interesting news is the sewing I got done along the way! Driving down to Los Angeles and San Diego
involves a lot of very straight driving
along Highway 5. Conditions which
are ideal for me to sew in the car.

I told you previously about preparing all these blocks for embroidery. Now I will show you the progress I made on the blocks.

Here is one I like with little orange daisies.

Another one, and its close-up below.

And then I realized I was running into a problem. I should have thought about how much green thread it was going to take to do all the greenery on these blocks. Silly me!

So now my "mostly-finished" blocks look like the ones below, with flowers, but no greenery.

In this one the flowers are in the shape of a heart, and I'm thinking that shape will show up better once I get the green stems and leaves added.

But I will soon have more green thread, now that I'm back home and can get to a fabric shop!


  1. Looks great and kind of makes me want to do some embroidery again!

  2. One can NEVER have too much green thread!! lol

  3. Thanks, Pam! I'm having a lot of fun with it.

    Linda, that is something I must, must remember.

  4. Nice embroidery work! The blocks look delicate.

  5. Thanks, Teresa. I just finished the last square today. (We're on another road trip!). Will update the blog soon. This embroidery has been a lot of fun.