Sunday, February 27, 2011


Yesterday was a busy day for me, because I had to take 4 midterms, as well as taking my hubby to the movies for his birthday.  I did well on all of my midterms.  The hubby enjoyed his movie, as did I.  We saw The Eagle and it was full of AWESOME!

On to the Sweet Bag.  Today, I traced the design on to the ground fabric (32 count Zweigart Belgian Linen) and stretched it on to the stretcher bars.  Thumb tacks are hard to press into wood.  I also need more tacks, as 70 was not quite enough.  It is tight enough now that I can get started on the embroidery portion today at fighter practice. 

I have a few calligraphy and illumination items I am going to have to work on in the coming weeks also, as well as a beaded veil and keeping caught up on my school work.  My plan is to work on the sweet bag a little bit every day.

Until Next Time:)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Design

Here are pictures of the design for my Elizabethan sweet bag.  It is my original design based on the motifs used in Elizabethan embroidery.  The colors are not accurate, as my colored pencil box didn't have many choices.  I should be able to get this onto my ground fabric tonight and maybe even onto my frame.

I am very excited about this endeavour because Elizabethan embroidery is just so darned cool. :)

Of course their sideways...because I am the technologically impaired.  I hope to have more progress pictures soon.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm Back!

So, I haven't had much time to blog in a long while.  Life got in the way. I'm a full time stay at home mom and student, as well as being busy with my hobby.  We just got back from Estrella War.  It was fun, despite the wind and dust that happened on Saturday.  I am really excited about my new embroidery project, an Elizabethan Sweet Bag.  I started one once before with very little guidance.  I quit that one and am starting a new one, which I'm happier with.  Expect many blogs about that in the future.