With the start of the fall school semester, I got a bit behind on my monthly wip finishes, but I’m catching up! Archer was August’s, so we’ll call this one September’s, which means I still have almost three weeks to finish October’s. 🙂
This hoop started out as a way to use up small lengths of leftover floss, and I really like the way it came together.
It was inspired by an old Sarah McLachlan song, “Black and White.” I always get the itch to stitch while listening to music, so it’s nice to finish a lyric-inspired hoop for once.
Sadly, I tried to wash out the pencil lines and the color from the red embroidery floss bled onto the white background. It’s not super noticeable, but it violates my perfectionist tendencies. lol. The worst part is that there are still visible pencil lines. Oh well. This one is just going on my own wall at home, so I suppose it’s good enough for who it’s for, as my dad would say.
It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything because work, sick, blah blah yadda yadda, but I am happy to be able to share that I finally finished my Sterling Archer portrait. Archer was supposed to be August’s wip completion. Didn’t quite make that deadline, but fuckall, cause he’s finished now! 🙂
I kind of never want to do that much satin stitching on one project again. I did not enjoy it. It caused me to say multiple swears that I cannot pluck back from out of the sullied air of my living room.
If you want to make this guy yours forever and always, he’s listed in my Etsy shop.
While I’ve mostly been languishing on my big red couch for the past few weeks, binge-watching Scandal, coughing and snotting like crazy, and trying my best to avoid grading freshman comp essays, I HAVE actually done a bit of sewing, crafting, quilting whatnottage on the side.
Stay tuned. I’ll get around to posting all my crafty shenanigans eventually. 🙂
This piece arrived at its home today, so I can finally share it here! Some friends of mine from graduate school are taking a road trip this summer, and part of their adventure will be to trace some of the paths of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family from the Little House on the Prairie series. This hoop is going to join them on their journey!
I’m proud to have been asked to create a piece of embroidery art for two people whom I respect so much, and I’m absolutely delighted that they like it. 🙂