Thursday, 26 February 2009

A day of letters

J got his way, and his serviette now has his initial embroidered in black. We are not going to mistake who this one belongs to, even if I do an initial on mine. Mine definitely won't be black!

I stitched this using satin stitch in two strands of DMC 310 then outlined in split stitch. I now have to do a D in red.

After the black letter, I went for a bit of colour.

Each letter of the alphabet is stitched in a different colour DMC thread. I just worked my way through my box. This will be made into a pin cushion. I will have to look through my fabric trunk and find something suitable.

The boys have swimming today, and I am well prepared this time. I have J's jumper to finish and sew together and a huge book to finish. As I am only on chapter 9, it should keep me going for as long as they want to be swimming.

10 comments:

nutmegg said...

you are a very crafty lady...I love you work.

MargB said...

The letters are great - I love the technicolour ones and as you say ownership of hte black J can't be disputed.

Gaynor said...

Noope..that is def. a great big J lol.
i love the colours in the alphabet. Very smiley!

Patti said...

Love the large J in black and also the alphabet done in all those different colors even if you did stitch them on Aida. Love Patti (who hates Aida, sorry)xxx

Ginnie said...

Love the alphabet in all those lovely colours!!

Miss Nancy said...

Wow! I love the 'J' and the black looks really nice on the color of the serviette. The alphabets and all the colors will make this FUN for you to make.

Elena said...

The colorful letters are so much fun! Love them!!! Initial letter is ogrgeous!

Rudee said...

Are you taking wool near the swimming pool? You're much braver than me!

Phyl said...

I love your pastel rainbow of colors here!

Karan said...

Two lovely pieces. Guess the black saves any arguments later. LOL :0)