Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Embroidery Hoop


I do not decorate for Valentine’s Day. There is no particular reason why this holiday gets the décor snub. I am still in full V-day spirit. At the flower shop I have been cranking out hugs and kisses bouquets like it’s my job…oh wait, it is my job. 



Anyways, here is my one Valentine-ish project. I embroidered this small fabric hoop. I have no real embroidery training. I just make it up as I go along. I penciled my own script onto the fabric and attempted to backstitch along the lines. I do want to improve my embroidery skills and knowledge. I found DMC’s site with some basic useful info that I will be referencing for future projects.



This is a photo of our post-Christmas mantel and the Valentine embroidery hoop. I hope you have a happy Valentine’s day! Please think of me and all of the fun I am having knee deep in pink carnations and baby’s breath. 





26 comments:

  1. Positively beautiful! I love this! Found you on tipjunkie...and I am pinning this too! I have a bunch of hoops saved for something like this! Thanks for sharing!
    Nat
    doodlecraft.blogspot

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  2. Do you think I could learn embroidery pretty easily? Did it take you a while to pick it up? I really want to learn....is there a pattern for this or free hand? LOVE it Lynette, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. This is beautiful! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this!!! It's so beautiful! Pinning it.

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  5. How sweet and sentimental! For someone who says she's a novice, this looks *really* good! I've been wanting to do some embroidery and have all the supplies. I just need to actually do it! :)

    Visiting from Homework (link #50)
    Erin

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  6. I love this project. I am tempted to learn how to do this :) The mantel looks really beautiful too. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

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  7. So adorable! Hope you had a good Valentine's Day... I'm sure you were super busy!!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  8. Thanks for following me! I am now following you as well. Look forward to reading your posts! Joann

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  9. This is so beautiful! I am gathering inspiration for an embroidery hoop gallery wall for my daughter's room and this will definitely be added to my list! I'm your newest follower!

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  10. For someone with no embroidery training, it sure looks professional. I love it.

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  11. Sweetness. I am starting to enjoy hand stitching and embroidery myself. Starting from scratch but enjoying the process. Very well done.

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  12. Oh wow! I love this and the beautiful colors too! If you have time I'd love it if you would join my linky party Destination: Inspiration on Teagan's Travels. Past and present projects would be great! I am new follower!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-linky-party-2.html

    Michelle

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  13. I am crazy in love with your Valentines embroidery hoop.... it is so cute! I hope you survived your day yesterday at your flower shop! Goodness!!!! I can't imagine! :o) And thank you SO much for linking up to my linky party :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  14. love the embroidery hoop, pinned it!

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  15. I love that embroidery. The little hearts are so cute! I'd love for you to share it at my link party that runs through Sat.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesday-2-and-features.html

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  16. Lynette, that's adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at shine on fridays!

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  17. How very cute and sweet - I use to do a lot of embroidery, and stopped - this has inspired me to try some more. The little hears are just too cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  18. I am in love with that embroidery! Check out Sublime Stitching for some great tutorials... I love it over there. Thanks for linking up at Creative Me! See you at next week's linky party?

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  19. Love this idea so much that I am featuring it today!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

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  20. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/02/your-whims-wednesday-47-and-features.html

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  21. This is precious! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow!

    XO, Aimee

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  22. So cute. And the embroidery font is perfect. x

    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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  23. Awwww this is perfect! I've been trying to embroider with less than stellar success. I feel encouraged that you've just figured it out on your own. Your letters look EXACTLY how I hope mine will one day!!

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  24. So sweet and pretty! Just pinned this one for future inspiration! thanks for sharing!

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