You know that I’ve been interested more and more in embroidery right? Well, I’ve been making a little progress. I’ve tried to take some of your advice and then plow ahead. I found a set of quirky but hopefully not too cutesy reindeer for some kind of Christmas something and I’m working my way along…I’m on my third reindeer. I’ll admit that I’m pretty much only using a backstitch at this point because that’s all I’ve figured out. (I haven’t looked at the online tutorials yet). But I do think I pulled off a couple of french knots, and really, no one is here to tell me differently. 😉 My filling stitches need definite work, but they’re okay…until I look at a “real” embroiderer’s work. lol
ETA: A number of you seem interested in where I got the patterns. I bought this set at my local Joann’s but I don’t see it on their site. This is the package and I noticed that an Etsy shop is selling one…although I’m sure you can find them in all kinds of places. 😉 oh and I’m using a dmc perle cotton size 8 in three colors.
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The reindeers are adorable!! I think you're doing a great job!! A few years ago my redwork group did snowmen and our blocks were about the same size. Made mine into a wall hanging with sashing and a small border. You could even put some in a tablerunner. Keep on.. Practice makes perfect. hehe.
Thank you and Brenda for the giveaway and a chance to win.
Of course I'm a follower. Glad I found the right room.
Thanks again for a chance to win.
I am a follower and a quilt would be perfect~
I follow you on google reader 🙂 I think I would use some complimentary christmas fabrics to make the reindeer into kitchen or hand towels.
I'm a follower. I think a table runner or place mats would be great for the reindeer.
Maybe the center of a star??? I thought I was a follower, but I had to join again so that I can stalk you 🙂
I'm still a follower
I think I would go for a wall hanging or table runner. Although the tree skirt idea is cool too!
I am a follower. I would make a banner – bind and quilt and hang over mantle or patio door – too cute!
I'm following as Renee G on GFC and think these would be cute to make into placemats.
I would make them into a little wallhanging – frame them all in a narrow solid and then a pieced sashing. They are adorable! I follow you on Google Reader. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
i am a new follower- i love them for a stocking!
i'm a follower! 🙂
i think the reindeer would look adorable on a runner type thing (that's the technical term, of course! *wink) that hangs over a fireplace mantle 🙂
A Christmas table runner? Or a wall hanging?
I'm a follower.
Oh your reindeers are so cute. I'd love to do these and put them on a tree skirt. Thanks for the giveaway.
(google isn't being good today!
I'm a follower of your blog via GFC. Thanks for a chance to win.
Love those reindeer! So cute and vintage-ish! Your filing stitching is looking great by the way!
Of course I am a follower 😉
I am a follower.
I think your little reindeer would be cute if sewn into gift bags. OR you could make ornaments out of them (but they might a bit too big for that). What about a table runner? If you put insul bright in it you could use it as a hot pad during the holidays. The possibilities are endless.
I really like the Prancer reindeer 🙂 They are all really cute though! I think they would make a really sweet little Christmas "book". That's I would do…
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I follow! 🙂
Hmmm. Ideas… What about putting them on a table runner? (I know what I'd do with them. I've just started hunting for reindeer embroidery patterns for projects for my mom and sisters.) 🙂
I am a follower of your blog–good luck with the update–I think they would be cute in embroidery hoops. That way you could hang them as a collection.
I'm a follower! 🙂
I'm thinking either 1 big pillow with these sewn together in a grid OR several cute teeny pillows that you can sprinkle around your holiday decor. I love little decorations that don't take up much space. Cute job and great stitching! 🙂
I'm a follower, as well! I think these would make really cute potholders which could also be wall hangings and trivets, so multi-purpose!