Last month I finally got around to ordering some patterns from Sublime Stitching. (4 for $10...what a deal!)
I have known about Jenny Hart and her amazing abilities for years. Way back in the year 2000 I found a message board called glitter on a website called getcrafty. I was a major lurker and occasional poster...I remember reading posts from Jenny and was around when her business first was getting started. For some reason I never got around to trying out her embroidery until now. Like, today, this afternoon. Yup, 7 years later. :)
I love it! It is super simple and really easy to get started. (I'm talking the basics here, folks, not stuff like this!) Jenny includes basic instructions with every kit and I also found a great online tutorial here. I started out with the split stitch and then switched to the backstitch. I think I like how the split stitch looks better but the backstitch goes much faster for me.
This little cupcake was my first project and it probably took me an hour. You know what took the longest? Threading the darn needle! I think I need one with a bigger eye...so frustrating! My next projects are from her Camp Out collection. I want to do matching t shirts for James & Ruby and James asked me to do the tent...I was thrilled because that was my pick! I'll let you know how it goes.
On a super side note: Getcrafty is still around but for some reason most of the members of glitter moved over to new boards on Supernaturale, even though Getcrafty has boards. I wasn't actively reading or posting when all the changes took place so I'm not sure how it all went down. Both of the mentioned sites are chock full of crafty girls (and boys) and I still visit from time to time, although I mainly get my crafty fix from blogs these days. If any of the old glitterati happen to find this...Hi!