Thursday, June 27, 2013


This is my late (though always relevant) tribute to women getting shushed for using the word vagina during political debates and such.

It's going to have the main parts of the female genitalia stitched repeatedly in reds, pinks, and browns. Then I thought I'd fill in the smaller spaces with slang words, done in blues. 

I've also started on a commission piece/pattern I've started for a friend. It's the Cthulhu one I've mentioned before, just still in such early stages that an in-progress shot seems silly.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Maisie Kate

Ah, I can't believe I forgot to post this! I was so happy I got to finally use this alphabet. It took me YEARS to track down an extremely poor copy of the pattern, and was more frustrating to read than stitch. 

I made this for my friend Christine's new baby, and was so excited to post here, and then once she'd received it I forgot!d

In other work, I spent ages on the robot sampler pattern design and decided I just hated it. Then I spent some ages on a Cthulhu twisted "bless this house" design, which I like and will start stitching as soon as I get some more 14 count Aida, since of course that's the one count I don't have.

I'm also working on a (gasp) subversive project. Free embroidery, more artsy/political statementy, which I'll post a progress shot of in the next few days.

It's summer, and I hate summer. I've also been desperately looking for something to stitch for my mom's birthday, but nothing is speaking to me.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Blackwork Quilt 2 - Finished

I thought I had finished this and then remembered that I still had to outline it. Grumble grumble. I also found a big mistake which was SO annoying.

Anyway, it's done at least, and the pattern is now for sale on Etsy.

I'm feeling a little blocked in designing patterns that are sale-able. I do want to finish that robot sampler which I hit a block on, and there's an idea with foxes that I'd love to make work. It's one where I know EXACTLY how I want it to look but I'm having trouble getting there.

After that, I'm planning to transfer a bunch of entries from my second grade journal to one big piece of cloth and embroider them along with some drawings from the same period. Is that silly? I think it will be sort of neat, though now I wonder what on earth I'll do with it.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Here is my mermaid, all finished. I'm really quite happy with her.

I was weirdly nervous about stitching an iron-on transfer piece, I think for fear that I wouldn't cover the transfer lines or something.

This project went ridiculously quickly. I still need to work on my Frida project, but getting appropriate background color filled in (non-embroidered) has been a pain. I hope I'll be working on that again soon though.