Monday, November 19, 2007


I decided to give embroidery a try. I've never actually embroidered anything, so yesterday afternoon I looked it up on the internet. I found a video eHow and watched that. The lady in the video spent five minutes describing how to thread a needle and about twenty seconds on how to embroider. Her little blurb went something like this, "So, after you get the needle threaded, just do a simple backstitch. And that's it. You're embroidering." The end.

Luckily, I know how to do a backstitch. I looked at a few patterns but in the end decided just to wing it. This is how it turned out:

It's a little bit crooked and isn't centered between the heel and the top of the sock, but I figure I can only get better. I'm going to do my stocking next so that I get plenty of practice before attempting Rachel's. That's going to be tricky. Why didn't we name her Pam or Sue? Rachel has so many letters in it.


  1. There we go! Not so hard, eh. :) To be fair, usually when I talk about "embroidery," I mean "cross-stitch." I conflate the two. Particularly since the full name is "cross-stitch embroidery." :) But simple back-stitch embroidery isn't so bad either... Though I don't do that very often.

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