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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood Embroidery

Happy Saturday!  I hope it is beautiful wherever you are, and that you are getting to spend your weekend just as you'd hoped you would.

I finally finished the Little Red Riding Hood embroidery that I started way too long ago.  (You may remember it from here.)  I know this is a wonky mess, but it really ended up being a series of little experiments.  I say I'm finished, but in truth, I'm thinking of adding a little cloud or two to the background before I completely quit the hand stitching.  This has been a project that has kept growing.  I started out to do just a quick outline of the picture, but then what is Red Riding Hood without a really red cape?  I had to fill it in somehow, so I attempted a small chain stitch.  After I did, the tree called for more detail.  I stitched in just a little bit (I don't even know if that is a legitimate stitch.) to suggest a bark like texture, but it didn't look right with just a few here and there.  So, of course,  I went ahead and filled in the whole trunk.  You know where that led...  those green globs of  leaves had to be filled as well.  That resulted in a wonky, haphazard mess, but I just left it that way.  This was just for fun and to get me back into the swing of embroidery.  It still keeps wanting to grow,  now it seems to need a little background.  Especially since it got a stain on it that needs covering somehow.  Oh, well, I'll see what I can do with that and then try to figure out what I'm going to do with it when I'm finished stitching.  Any ideas?  I'm leaning toward making a small quilted wallhanging.

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