When I first started Too Crewel I decided I wanted to make a series entitled “Know Your Roots,” where I would embroider the states and their landmarks. I made it as far as Michigan and Florida, then I moved onto something else. A few months ago I turned the Michigan embroidery into a pillow, and this week I did the same with my Florida piece.
I’m pretty sure I gave up on this series because I started these when I first really started embroidering, and it used to take me so long to finish a piece. It takes me about half the time now though, so I’m thinking it is time to start them back up. I just need to order some more linen for them, and pick the next state.
What state would you guys like to see?
ps! You can check out more photos and details of the Florida pillow on Etsy, where it is now up for sale!
Hello friends! What’s new, you ask? Well… I ordered some supplies online so I can make stamps to create my own patterned fabric. I’m pretty excited for that to arrive! The first thing I plan to do is a pillow for my sister, Rachael. But that is all I can tell you because it is a surprise! Aside from that I started my Florida embroidery for my “Know your Roots” series. I haven’t made much progress because I’ve been busy having too much fun. But here is the outline…
So far I’m planning to add the following places/landmarks to it:
- Disney (of course!)
- The Kennedy Space Center
- The Everglades (maybe an Alligator?)
- The Fort in St. Augustine
- A star for the capital
Anything big you think I’m missing?
As I mentioned I’ve been busy having fun, here are some of those fun things! I hope everyone else had a good holiday weekend.
ps. Bryan and I are going to Florida to visit my sister on the 28th. Working on my Florida embroidery is making me so giddy! Did I just say giddy?