* bits and bobs embroidery

Posted on April 17th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.

There is some debate in the house about whether my cursive writing is legible, so I might redo that part. I seem to recall having trouble with lower case b’s when I was in second grade, too.


I’m so relieved these are turning out more or less how I imagined. I think one reason I procrastinated so long was that I was really worried it wouldn’t work.

20 Responses to “bits and bobs embroidery”

  1. Annika Sandin Says:

    Nice work, very cute!

  2. marybeth Says:

    These are adorable!

  3. Emma Says:

    That’s gorgeous, I love the cotton spools!

  4. Ali Says:

    The colours you have chosen pop straight out of the page. Beautiful

  5. Gina Says:

    My favorite is the spools of thread but its all really cute.

  6. hillary Says:

    it’s so so cute! love it!

  7. stevie Says:

    Adorable work!!

  8. Jenn (knittyJenn) Says:

    I have loved seeing all your sweet embroidery action this weekend! these are just as cute!! and I, personally, can read your cursive just fine. :)


  9. joleen Says:

    Your writing is definitely legible and these little ‘drawings’ are by far my favorite! :)

  10. Nicole Says:

    FRIGGIN’ excellent. Nice work. Very legible :)

  11. Blair Says:

    I love it! And, I knew immediately it said “bobs”.

  12. abbyjane Says:

    I love those spools of thread. Very cool.

  13. susan Says:

    Love your blog! what a wonderful resource for inspiration :) I’m very interested in Japanese crafting and was wondering if you had any insights or if you could point the way for a beginner? All the Best:)

  14. manda Says:

    I am really, really enjoying seeing these pieces, they’re wonderful!

  15. vegasandvenice Says:

    I am totally loving your embroidery! What a wonderful job you did!

  16. nancy Says:

    Oh my goodness! Those are amazing- totally legible and quite fabulous.

  17. kelly Says:

    I’m totally in love with your embroidery project… I think they all look fantastic, and what a fun idea!

  18. adelle Says:

    What do you use to do the embroidering ? They are awesome!! When I try to do it with a simple needle and thread – they never turn out even looking close to what I want them to look like :)) Thanks!

  19. ariel Says:

    just a weird thing: you have bits and bobs on your page today, and then i read neil gaiman’s journal, and the title for his journal entry of the day is “bits and bobs”. odd!

    i was never any good at cursive either. i think the fact that we weren’t required to write it after like second grade when we learned it might have something to do with that.

  20. Gisela Says:

    wow! This is so lovely!


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