Heart #38



Here is the heart I am working on. I love the look of some of the samplers that SharonB has done (like on her bags of fun) and I have been dying to give it a go. So here is my effort. I am quite happy with it, but man, I don't think I would want to do an area much bigger. This is true free form embroidery, I just stitched wherever I felt something should be. I did intentionally 'clump' stitches together, my idea being that if it works for gardeners, it'll work for embroiders! I would love your opinions...and constructive feedback. This is new to me, so any comments on improvments will be appreciated.
You will have to wait to see what I do on the top half....

7 comments:

May Britt said...

WOW you have done a great job so far. It is beautiful. I suppose this heart is staying home with you?? I am soooo curious whats on the top LOL

Elizabet said...

Oh i like! I've been wanting to try something like this but not been brave enough.

MargaretR said...

Just up my street Jo, I bet you enjoyed that!
My block is folded up in the bag and I still haven't used it for anything. It will probably end up as a cushion.

Lorenza said...

Jo, this heart is going to be great! your work is beautiful

sharonb said...

this is wonderful - I love the 'I must touch' feel of this type of freeform crewel work-

Cat said...

Free form embroidery is my favorite to look at or do.
This is great!

Debbie R. said...

That is great work! The colors are fabulous! I love it!