Friday, April 8, 2011

SHHHH! It is a secret.

Well I finally broke down and am trying my luck at bead embroidery.  As a child growing up my grandmother taught me what she called fancy-work.   That included crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and making  braided rugs as well as sewing.   I did a lot of sewing growing up and won awards in the 4-H for it.  However, I never really liked how my embroidery came out and got discouraged with it.  As I got older I continued sewing but hated hand sewing, sure glad when I got a sewing machine that hemmed.  I still crochet and I have found that although my crocheting comes out looking alright, it appears my gram's fancy-work was all done from self teaching and therefore some unconventional techniques we used.

Now I find myself trying bead embroidery because I really admire all of those beautiful entries each month for the Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenge.  Too early to tell if I will do more but here is a sneak peak.  Not done yet.