Remember that love/hate relationship I have with embroidery? It’s more love and less hate, really.
This set, for instance… be still my heart. A twist on old-school song lyrics in thread? Um, YES!
These were made for one of the coolest chicks I know (trust me, we. are. cool). And if you knew Kim, you’d know that she’s one of the most loving, hard-working, incredible women on the planet. I simply adore her. And I cannot imagine this crazy imperfect life without her. We’re the ones laughing hysterically in the middle of… anywhere we ever are together… over something that no one else on earth would even remotely chuckle at. She’s one of those friends. And we have some pretty hilarious adventures in the books. In fact, the “espresso” hoop below was born out of one of those funny stories. She’s been there with me since forever, and we like to say that “we’ll be friends until we’re old and senile, and then we’ll be new friends!” Kim, I love you!
I typically hand sketch my own handwriting onto the fabric in pencil prior to stitching.
For these two, I made and then printed the quotes onto computer paper, “bolding” the wording. I then placed the fabric over the paper and traced the quotes onto the fabric in pencil before stitching. However, this was one of my embroidery “hate” moments. This font type was really not ideal for a small embroidery hoop. Stitching these made my eyes go ballistic… it wasn’t pretty. But, after? Love!
This particular piece is so much fun! If you can tell in the photo, the thread is actually knotted and twisted and stands out from the hoop. Seriously one of my faves!
Embroidery possibilities are endless, for real. Ideas galore await you on Pinterest, or you can come up with your own fun designs and personalize as great gifts!
My super cool friend, Kim, also has a super cool company, Ruby Ink Apparel. Check out her most-adorable faith-based T’s on My Favorites page. *swoon*
Kim & me, a few years and a few kids ago.