Monday, January 16, 2012

Embroidery Newbie: I made a Baby Deer!


I used to do basic embroidery, way back before the internet. I knew the basic stab stitch. Recently my health got better, and I wanted a craft that I could do in front of the TV. I don't like knitting, it hurts my fingers too much, and sewing with a needle is my true passion.
I am a nut for vintage embroidery images, especially baby animals. I found a bunch on flickr. My faves were ones from the Laura Wheeler company. These were advertised in the newspapers way back when. You would mail away for them, usually for pennies. They had all kinds of handwork patterns. There is a baby quilt featuring baby animals on flickr from Laura Wheeler that made me go "squeeee" when I saw it. I immediately made a gallery for it.

Laura Wheeler Baby Quilt Baby Animals to Embroider