My little sister came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. (By “little” I mean a married working woman pregnant with her second child, but still little to me.)
When she wasn’t lying on my couch reading, helping wrangle children, cleaning my kitchen, or making me sushi….
Doesn’t she have an adorable baby bump? She’s such a cutie.
… I made her sit down and learn to embroider.
I’m going to indulge in a little big sister “I told you so!” moment, because I have been harassing her to learn for months. I knew she would love it and be crazy good at it. She has a BFA and would paint gorgeous oil paintings before she got pregnant with her first. What is embroidery, but painting and drawing with thread?
So I handed her a Frixion pen and told her to sketch something to fill in.
…and a day later she had this.
I know. Right?
One thing, I enjoyed about her project was her color choices. She has fantastic taste and it is so different from my usual fare. I always have such a hard time choosing mine. The options are overwhelming.
Rachel pulled together these two sets.
She combined them for her project.
How about you? Do you enjoy pulling together color palettes? What is your process like?
I hate putting together color choices! I have a really hard time with it. She obviously has a talent for it, and I love her sketch! It’s lovely
Great post (you are both terribly cute!). I love choosing colors, but it takes me forever to commit to a decision 🙂 I love Rachel’s project, and the whole Frixion pen sketch is genius! Genius! I bought a pair after you recommended it in your school supplies post a while ago. Now I want to embroider. I think I have 2 colors of embroidery floss in my house (red and green). Time to visit a craft store…
Susan M jensen says
Jodi and Rachel your both sweet looking as can be. Rachel I hope the new baby is gettung an embroidery project. So many small things to do with her name on also. Bless you & little one. Jodi I know now Fearless is a perfect name for you. LOL
Kristina @nerdysewist says
I spend way too much time putting together color palettes with embroidery floss. In fact, I spent so much time that I think the ladies at my LQS often think I’m stealing the floss, since the big floss case is tucked away in a back corner. What is that crazy lady doing, mulling over this blue verses that blue? The come back just to check and make sure I’m still “doing okay.” LOL.
Anyway, you and your sister are adorable together and both so very talented!!
I work completely on instinct with a little attention to the color wheel when selecting colors.
What I must speak to is the fantastic way your sister recreated her sketch using floss! She literally sketched with floss! I love the final result totally.
That sketch is absolutely stunning. Would she consider posting it in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool? It would fit right in. http://www.flickr.com/groups/embroideredstuff/
Color comes naturally to me (unlike, say, technique, neatness, skill, pattern-making, uniformity . . .), and picking a palette takes almost no time for me. I don’t even think I could explain it beyond “they go together.”
I’ll ask my sis. 🙂
Your sister definitely stitches like an artist and I love it so much!
I have trouble pulling color palettes. I over think it.
That said, I love LOVE what your sister did! feeling inspired to try sketching something & coloring it in with floss.
Pusadee (Dang) Khianngam says
Thank you Jodi for creating Sew Fearless. I love this name, as this telling something inside of all human beings (fear) and also thanks for Rachele for nice sharing, not only the stiching work but related to life and happy family.
Would you mind if I would share this to the my volunteer community for sewing bags (to put prayer and dhamma book) to patients who have to stay long in hospital for treatment.
Pusadee (nick name for Thais called “Dang”)
You are always welcome to share links, but please don’t pass around the content for the post. Thanks!
I love this!! Embroidary is on our list of things to “teach”–I love the wall outlet–I like how an old fashioned art represents modern life.
Again, love it.