My goodness I have been a slacker with my posts. I try to post a project every week, but my mid week posts have been sad and lacking. I guess I'm in a funk....I don't know. I just haven't had anything that's really exciting going on. Well besides my weekly projects My weekends are filled with birthday parties, different events that our family is having....this past Saturday was the first free Saturday that I've had in a looooooong time. I am super tired, so I took advantage. It was really nice to not have to worry about stuff.
I can definitely feel the Summer coming, It's hot now and I don't feel like doing anything!! Sunday I was in the yard and just about passed out.....that's no fun. I told theHubs I can't wait for the Fall to get here. Which really isn't saying much for the Gulf coast of Texas. I meant slightly cooler Fall weather.
Okay, enough blubbering from Fifi. Here's what I worked on with my new embroidery floss. My niece has a favorite pair of jeans...she luuuurrrves them! A lot! The only thing wrong with them is the holes...or the ever soooo present cool looking "hey I paid mega bucks for my jeans to look like they were run over by a tractor, slept with the pigs and chewed up by goats" look. I have no kids but I have teen nieces and nephews and some of these clothes they buy is crazy expensive and they look horrible. I know I'm not the only one to think that, Right? Well she asked if I could do something about fixing a couple of holes with patches. Since she knew she could never wear them to school showing skin on her thigh or her knees. I told her I'd see what I could do. I didn't want to do iron on patches.... lame-o, and I couldn't fit the legs onto my sewing machine.
So, I decided to add some embroidery!
oh....the pretty colors
I found some scraps that were cute in color and big enough to fit into this small hoop. Getting the hoop on was a bit of a challenge....this girl has some skinny legs...lol!!
Once the hoop was on, I decided to draw something out on craft paper, I decided on a heart.
I cut it out and pinned it to the jean where I wanted to have it. This patch is just under the pocket on the thigh.
I made a stem stitch for the heart and little blue knot stitches for the bottom part of the patch. You can see that the heart was not big enough for the whole patch. I did that on purpose....I drew a bigger heart but it just didn't look right. Not for the slim leg jean...this narrow heart worked perfectly.