Reindeer Games

Hey all,
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. πŸ˜‰ My filling stitches need definite work, but they’re okay…until I look at a “real” embroiderer’s work. lol

Reindeer Games

ETA: A number of you seem interested in where I got the patterns. Β I bought this set at my local Joann’s but I don’t see it on their site. Β 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. πŸ˜‰ oh and I’m using a dmc perle cotton size 8 in three colors.

Reindeer Games

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Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

229 thoughts on “Reindeer Games”

  1. I am a big fan of having christmas quilts on the walls of my house and adding to that collection every year. If I were you, I would make a wall hanging.
    Enjoy your lovely blocks.

  2. I just found your blog and have been following it for a couple of weeks. I love it…glitches and all. I would probably make some sort of Christmas table topper or runner. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I had two ideas- if you have a young'un around, a small book with these as the pages would be great to have to bring out every year with the tree, and speaking of the tree, these would make a cute tree scarf or a table runner for the hallway and put the christmas cards there. Also a wallhanging with some nice holly fabric for sashing and fussycut a few to sew overlapping into the deer squares – or candy cane fabric.

  4. Hi Angela, I have these same reindeer but have not started them yet….I found mine at Hobby Lobby about a year ago…I think they would be great in a wall hanging…..

  5. I have been a follower of your blog for a long time now….I so enjoy coming here and being inspired…..this is a great giveaway and one I would love to win!

  6. I have been a follower of your blog for some time now (I read it through Windows Live Mail feeder). I too, have just become a lover of embroidery! It's fun and relaxing, isn't it? :0)

    What to do with those reindeer…. hmm… what about a table runner or place mats? Or a runner to go on your hutch, piano, or other table? A wall hanging or door hanging would be nice too.

  7. Hi there, I follow your blog and love the new design! I have this pattern and it makes great napkins, although I know someone who made them into lovely christmas cards for close family and friends.