My first square--- well, my second version of my first square. I ripped out my first version because it was... well, it was not going so well. I hadn't embroidered since the time I was a Girl Scout in grade school. As you can see, I just picked up where I left off. In other words, it looks like a kid embroidered this. Oh well, I'll just call it "rustic" and it's all good.
I was afraid of using all my best ideas in the first week, so I decided to split it up with this random stripe pattern. I don't know what this stitch is called, but after looking at some other work, I see that I had the basic idea but I didn't technically do it correctly. Oh well, it looks rustic, eh?
Okay, now we're having some fun!! I love the french knots. In fact, I think that I'm addicted to making them. I think I like them because they have the word "french" in the name, and I can pretend to be french when I'm stitching. Ooooh, la la! Oui! Oui! Okay, that's all the french I know.
Square #4-- A cute ceramic button with some lattice going on. Oh, and more french knots!
And here's a look at it all together! I'm lovin' this project-- I've been stitching during American Idol. It's just too fun! When this project is over, it's going to be hard to watch television without having something to stitch. Well, I hope you've enjoyed a peek at my squares. I'm off to stitch now...