Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Starting the Polka Dot Girls Embroidery

I haven't done any embroidery for a long time until this past summer. The previous post of the little sunbonnet girls was done probably five years or more ago when redwork first started making a comeback. As I have been looking at the blogs of many of the needleartists - especially from Australia, New Zealand and Canada - I see there is a lot of really pretty embroidery out there. Above is some "pink"work I did and I plan to do several more of these little pieces of china to be paired with fabric shown or some like it. That is a Moda charm square package that I just love. I also have the layer cake.
Here is the first try of the Polka Dot Girls - which I am trying in shades of pink and maybe a shot of orangy yellow and a green. Not sure about the green, though. The fabric above will go great with this, also. Will start on the little pieces and see how I like it before doing one with the girls in it. I have seen one out now that is called Gingham Girls that is by the same designer and is applique and embroidery. So cool. Wonder when I will quit wanting to do everything I see.
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Jewels said...

Carol - very nice - I'll send you the link to another site "down under" you might find more inspiration from! J (hopefully you will NEVER want to quit!)

Karen said...

Looking good! I have my eye on the Gingham Girls also. :)

Amy said...

I really want to learn how to quilt!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE sewing. :)