I’ve had the privileged lately to custom design a few embroideries with such great stories. It is always so fun and amazing to be able to take what someone has had pictured in their heads and create it for them. This family mission statement was such a project.
This wife approached me wanting to have their family mission statement embroidered for their upcoming wedding anniversary. She had a few photos of examples that she had liked and after we chatted back and forth a little I was able to come up with this design. It’s the first time I’ve stitched with these open block letters and I love the look so much. She had desired to have some little hearts on the piece based on a example that she had sent me and we opted to stitch them inside the open space in the block letters.
Her desire was to have a very natural look and so I used an unbleached muslin for the backdrop and stitched the text in a very dark grey. The hearts were a mix of turquoises, pinks and a golden yellow.
I can’t tell you want a blessing it is to hear customers declare that it was exactly what they were picturing in their heads. I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity and ability to create for others a family heirloom that they can pass down.
One major change I’ve made in my schedule the last few months is to dedicate at least an hour in the afternoon to embroidery. It has been my hour of quiet (well kind of quiet as I’ve been sucked into watching the old tv show Alias) before I go bring the kiddos home from school. The question is how will I manage this time when they are at home this summer!?
Anyhow, it’s been a huge gift to myself and in that I’ve been able to accomplish so much more embroidery than previously. Here are a few glimpses of some things I’ve been able to finish the last few weeks…
Our elementary school has themes for their classrooms for grades preschool through second and my chick shares a class with two teachers (and subsequently two themes). They are the Cliffords and Nemos. I made these banners for their end of the year teacher gifts.
It was fun to stitch something so different than the traditional banners I’ve been making.
Next up I’m making some smaller embroideries for some pendants, ornaments and more to sell at the Farmer’s Market this season. Here is a glimpse at the little ballerinas
I love stitching small, detailed things like this. It stretches me as an embroiderer and also is as close to painting a picture as I’ll ever get!
I finished another version of the THINK before you speak pattern. This is an aqua version, custom designed for a client.
I made a new version of my French themed banners. This time the client requested the words “joyeux anniversaire” in black and white. I really love how it turned out.
That’s about it for now. I’m rolling out a new Scripture themed embroidery hopefully soon with all the fruits of the Spirit, a smaller version of the Sarah Williams quote from The Astronomer poem and a couple of new custom embroideries too.
Happy Tuesday and happy stitching!