I was so euphoric over the success of my first two embroidery projects that I decided to get a little more advanced. I pulled out my Mystic Mermaid #3984 patterns, also courtesy of Aunt Martha. I only have two packages of these designs, I can't find more anywhere. But at this point I'm feeling like a master transfer iron-er on-er and proceed to screw up not one towel but two and completely render useless one of my mermaid patterns. I am going to go back to my corner and proceed to embroider another dancing kitchen gadget and leave the mermaids alone until I can be trusted not to ruin yet another pattern.
My beginner thoughts on embroidery are:
1. Embroidery is different than cross stitch. (DUH)
2. I worry a lot about my stitches being even and laying right. I feel my work has a naive(crude, kindergartner, sloppy) feel to it. My satin stitches suck beyond belief but they did get better on the second towel which is the orange pot.
3. It's fun and I can't believe I haven't tried it before now. My next 40% off coupon from Micheals will go towards the purchase of Hip to Stitch.
4. I can see this being addictive. The projects are quick, at least these two were, and I enjoyed choosing colors and not being told what colors I had to use.
This is what happens when a cross stitcher spends way too much time reading the finished projects in the cross stitch/embroidery forum over at Craftster. I want to embroider everything in my house. The feed sack towels are from the store who shall not be named. I've heard Martha's feed sack towels are the best and can be found at your local K-Mart. Definitely a reason to head to the Big K.