So, I'm thinking about what I want to do for this challenge and decided on ribbon embroidery. I've wanted to try it for a long time, even have a leaflet with "teach yourself" instructions and designs, bought in 2006 from Half Price Books for goodness sake!!
My plan was to make the little heart shown in the middle of the pillow.
So down the strip center I go to Hancocks -- of course not. Across the street to Michaels -- nope. Hobby Lobby is across town and I have to get home.
As I am pulling out of the parking lot, my car automatically, with no help from me, turns back in the direction of Joann's -- opposite of home. Decision made!
Back at Joann's -- I decided instead on "technique I've always wanted to try number two" .... punch needle embroidery!! I knew it was there at Joann's on the needlework aisle. I figure a kit would be the best way to go, but I don't really like any of the designs and you have to purchase the punch needle separately and you need a plastic embroidery hoop -- and I can't find any of mine!! Except for a little 3 inch one. I've looked for days -- they must have fallen behind stuff in my
Anyway, as I'm looking at the punch needle kits, I see one entitled "Punch Needle for Dummies" : ) Not the design I would pick but so what!
It's got the design printed on fabric, the thread (and yay! you can use regular DMC embroidery thread of which I have every color imaginable from cross-stitching!), the needle punch tool AND the HOOP!! Yahoo!!
So, here I go, ready with my new project. And, if I really love it, I'm sure it will show up in my shop too!!!
(and if I ever find that elusive silk ribbon, you can bet I'll try the ribbon embroidery!!)