April is Jenni's month and she asked us to add embroidery to her blocks. I've never tried embroidery so it was a challenge! Jenni provided Katie Jump Rope fabrics-I LOVE this line!
My first attempt at embroidery was this little bear. Found him in MS Word clip art (as I did the owl below). I added the little mushrooms.
The stitching on the back of the bear isn't so good. I didn't realize I could add the next line by putting the needle right in the same spot as the previous line (to create one continuous line). Sorry about that Jenni! Now that I see the block in my computer screen, I really shouldn't have put that blue dot stripe next to the wonky star-it's just too big a piece. Rats.
The stitching on the owl is much better! But I still can't get those darn French knots!!
These were really fun to make! Thanks Jenni for the push to try embroidery!
My month is next!! I'm so excited. I pulled fabrics last night. Now for the cutting and sorting...