A Little Wonky

I have finished my name panel for Brown Owls.

I started with Faraway in chain stitch just to get in the mode. Not terribly happy with my stitching but much happier with my stem stitch (if that's the right term) on my name. Looks a little dull but green is one of my favourite colours so green it had to be!

Ahem, yes, unironed. Thanks for noticing.

Word Book
I have also started on the Word Book sampler. I appreciated so many of your suggestions and decided to go with a pink iron transfer pencil and embroidered in red. So it's a redwork reference and also covers the pink lines.

The linen cloth has a machine embroidered flower on the other end that I will cut off and hem to make a tea towel. The cloth is huge so even with the trimming will make a nice big tea towel.

The linen weave is quite open and I'm finding the stitching a little wonky in places. I probably should have gone with some stabilising. But never mind. It's all a learning experience!

13 comments:

Jelly Wares said...

Your brown owls embroidery looks great... I really do need to pull my finger out and get started on mine!!! The Word Book Sampler is comming along nicely, can't wait to see it completed...

BTW.. I sent your PIF pressy today, sorry it's a bit late... I've put a sneak peak on my blog if you want to check it out..

Jodie ;)

Drewzel said...

Looks excellent!
And I SO love the Word Book sampler, can't wait to see it finished!

Kris said...

Your stitching is beautiful! Not at all wonky I think. It's all looking good!

Louise said...

It's all lovely!!

Jenny said...

I can't see any wonky bits-it looks extremely neat to me! I am a Faraway too but haven't started mine yet. Your Word book is looking great!

Levin (and Emily) said...

Wow - it looks fantastic. Everything I do looks a little wonky, to be honest, but I think it's part of the charm. On that note though, I do not see any wonkiness on your work. I love redwork too - very striking.
Enjoy the cool damp weather! So conducive to crafting.
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Jodie said...

It doesn't look wonky at all ! I love green as well and when I finally get started, mine will definately be green.

joanne said...

looks fantastic!

pungsnotded said...

What nice perfect stitches!

sarah bean said...

that is so cool!
lol at not ironing, I hadn't noticed, and never would have - ironing??? whaa??

Annie said...

Love the red work sampler from the word bood

samantha said...

I think the green name looks lovely, and who cares about ironing anyway.

Victoria said...

I love the style of lettering you used for your name. All those embroidered words - just brilliant.