Woo Hoo! 1 down, 197 to go. It’s cool, it’s not like I really wanted to do anything other than embroider for the next 5o years anyway.
I’m really happy with the way this first piece turned out. I don’t have a whole lot of embroidery experience, and I’ve never done crayon tinting before, so the fact that this isn’t just a pile of melted crayon, knotted thread and tears is a bit of a relief.
I used back stitch for all of the outlines, a little bit of satin stitch for the blanket border, a sort of modified stem stitch (meaning that I only partially followed the instructions) for his hair and then I just threw some random stitches around to fill things in.
I’m particularly happy with my slightly messy – but in a cute handmade way – stars.
I’m going to start posting The Project That Must Not Be Named updates on Mondays. Hopefully I can have a completed chapter each Monday … but I’m not ready to make any promises.