I'm back and I've been busy! I was out of town unexpectedly for over a month and I was soo happy that I had packed some embroidery work to take with me. The design above is another Urban Threads design that I bought back during their sale. It was supposed to be "tinted" with crayons but my heavy hand "colored" that beast :). I am still very pleased with the way it turned out. I'm keeping this bad boy out of the hoop because I think I'm going to turn it into a purse!
This is the second hoop I completed. This hoop is more "tinted" than colored lol! I'm starting to get the hang of it. I designed and stitched this hoop for the Hoopla A-long on Craftster for June, the theme was summer. For me summer is camping...and the best part...toasting marshmallows!
This was a design I found browsing Pinterest, and of course like half the posts on Pinterest it didn't link back to the original page. I figured since this design was for personal use that I wasn't violating any copyright laws...I hope. But this hoop was a great way to get some practice with french knots. I love the 3-D effect.
This hoop was another Urban Threads design that I had bought. This hoop was a big pain in my butt, BUT I am much better at the satin stitch now. And I have to say thanks to my husband for helping pick out the colors of the humming bird they are striking.
This is my most recent finished hoop. I designed this hoop for the Craftster Hoopla A-long. July's theme was favorite quote, word, or saying. I found this quote browsing Pinterest one day and I just fell in love! I had so much fun playing around with different stitches. My favorite new stitch I learned was the whipped back stitch, easy and beautiful!
Finally, while I was visiting my mom I found this unfinished hoop in her stack of fabric. This vintage looking halloween design is to die for! I begged her to let me finish it, now unfortunately as I was stitching along the old fabric ripped a little. I'm going to try to patch the back and finish it. I know this will be my favorite project ever when I finish it <3