When two needles won’t do the job, use one.

Please pardon the quality of these photos… I really did try to take better pictures but my camera was having its little laugh.

When knitting took a nosedive, I picked up my embroidery needles. These works were my first attempts at this type of embroidery… faux jacobean.

I copied the first two patterns from a picture in my embroidery book. I chose different colors and different stitches but the patterns are similar.

This was my first attempt at creating a pattern that is mostly my own (I borrowed elements from other places but the arrangement is mine). I thought it would be cool to do a monochromatic pattern. As you can see, it is impossible to see photos of gold thread on gold lame… brilliant. It was that hard to see the pattern as I was stitching too. I used two different lamps to see the pencil marks… you can just see some of the white marks on the upper right side where I missed a small group of berries.

I need botox to get rid of my new squint lines!