You can download the PDF here Download Alice. To transfer the images, you can use embroidery transfer paper or a transfer pen - use the transfer pen on tracing paper & then iron the image on your fabric. Please send me pictures if you do stitch one of these. I want to start one of them soon, but the next couple of months is going to be busy. I was thinking of doing something like this on patterned fabric using only one thread color. Enjoy!
I scanned some of the vintage patterns I found last week, but the pages are larger than letter size, so I had to reduce them. Please let me know if these print o.k., I have to do this at work, so it will be a slow process. Enjoy!
I'm having trouble focusing right now, the kids are staying up later now that we have more sun in the evening - or I should say light because it won't stop raining. I was so happy when they woke up this morning at 6:30. Long day.
I will make a list soon for Traveling Edward. I finished the Twilight series today, so I am having a crash similar to the end of this season's Lost.
I want to bring the book club back - I will post the name of the book soon, but I was thinking of the one mentioned in the last episode of Lost (can't remember the name). For August I would like to read Stephenie Meyer's The Host - which is from the adult section. I am interested to see how her writing changes when it's rated R and not PG-13.
Finally, I am going to try and scan some of the vintage embroidery patterns I bought. I also started the gnomes, but filled them with color after this photo:
I will post a photo when they are finished. I hope you are having a good week.
I haven't stitched any of these yet, so beware. Most of the lines are not straight, so if you want to embroider the gnomes in a straight line, please use a ruler. I should have a catchy title for these...bug on bike, bugs in bathing suits, dragonfly, lemonade escape, garden gnomes jumping rope, and a petulant crab. If you sew any of these, please send me a picture. I want to know if you like these or if I am wasting time drawing stick figures and you are collectively laughing at me. I just noticed the bug with the swim trunks is missing his wings - I can't fix it until next week, so you can add your own or he can be a bug without wings.
I know it's a little early to discuss Christmas, but I wanted to share some embroidery patterns with you now so that you have time to use them. I thought my drawings were straight and easy to follow, but after I scanned them I saw a lot of crooked lines, so please don't curse me if you decide to try one. I like simple embroidery designs that I can actually finish, so feel free to add any fancy stitching you think would look good. I would love to see your finished product - I haven't had time to stitch these and want to see how they turn out.
I had trouble stitching this nisse/tomte; I couldn't get the eye right and tried so many times a hole was wearing in the fabric. I was ready to stitch a pirate patch over her eye. The second set are various nisse/tomtes/gnomes; the bottom pattern may be difficult to embroider because the legs and arms may be too small, but you could enlarge it. Let me know what you think of these - how I could change them so they are easier/fancier to stitch.