Saturday, March 3, 2012

Needle work

There is a couple I know of
that is soon to be betroth...

I would like to bless them with
a hand crafted gift, so my first idea
was Shabbat Napkins... lovey, but
it would be too time consuming.
Then I thought of a "Welcome"
wall hanging... yeah... then
instead of 'Welcome' what 
about "Shalom" 
That was it!  I found what I 
wanted to embroider or cross stitch
Then I ran across this lovely 
I thought at first 
cross stitch but just transfering
it onto a cross stitch grid was
a slow process.  So I decided this
was to be an embroidery piece.

Now I've had experience in embroidery but
I'm still quit green at the craft.  I thought
I would just outline the design in
a stem stitch (outline stitch)  but
it was so beautiful it needed to be
filled in with color.  Googled  embroidery 
stitches found a youtube video and learned
how to do a satin stitch (fill-in stitch)

this is a lot of stitches... time consuming
but just one project instead of 4-6 (napkins)
My girls are already asking me to make
them one... I might use scriptures
in the next ones... I love, love, love
this design.  I just might make me
some Shabbat Napkins ;-)


  1. Is turning out very pretty!!

  2. Oh what a lovely idea, and it's beautiful! Your daughters have great taste! ;0)

  3. They will love it! It is gonna be so pretty! I can't wait to see it! :-)

  4. Can't wait to see it when it is done! Lovely!

  5. Shalom YahKheena! I'm so glad to find you:) I love this pattern, it's beautiful and what you have done in the pics looks really lovely. So glad to have meant up with you. Thank you for all the encouragement and advice you've given me to take on my sewing projects!!

    Rich blessings to you for your kindness!!