Am making a Christmas stocking for my daughter's new husband, Matt. Claire and Matt are coming to my home to celebrate Christmas. It wouldn't do to have stockings for just Claire and me.
As an embroidery novice, the "a" nearly killed me. But if I tear it out and start over, the next one may be worse.
After doing the "M," I ran to my artist ex-husband for advice.
"I can't embroider a straight line," I said ruefully. "Don't worry, the slants give flair," Terry replied. That cheered me up.
Now all I have to do is embroider a "t" to match. (sound of slitting wrists)
I'm off to work out to release tension. Think I'll sleep on it. Will feel better in the morning.
Got it done!
To make the curve of beads, I strung the beads and hung it from the top corners of the stocking. Learned this trick from Terry, my ex-husband who is an artist.
After finishing the last "t," I went back to the "a" and softened awkward transitions from thick to thin with embroidery thread.
"Artist do that with paint," Terry said.