Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Quick Stitched Monogram

Hi All~
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I have a little something to share with y'all t'day.

I made this to hang in my craft room along side something Jacquie made for me (which is the most adorable thing ever, and that I've teased about twice, but still haven't shown here on the blog). This week though, I promise! My room is a wreck at the moment, I'm going to fix that situation tomorrow. It's still a work in progress and probably will be for a long time, but once I get everything put back in order tomorrow, I'll take some pictures and share my little space, and Jacquie's piece, here with you. I really love that little room

I used an iron on transfer from Aunt Martha's which I picked up a long time ago. I like monograms, I think they're charming, if a bit fancy~pants, but so cute.

This pattern was an easy peasy stitch too, I just chose a few pretty colors, and off I went. Seemed to stitch itself, really. The flowers sort of remind me of Mary Engelbreit's fried egg flowers.

To finish the piece, I trimmed the fabric close around the back, secured it with a thin bead of hot glue just around the inside edge of an inexpensive wooden hoop that I painted a pretty, robins egg blue, then hung it with a pink ribbon.

Simple & pretty

What have you all been up to? Enjoying your summer so far? I have a feeling the days are going to whiz by quickly these next few months. That's the way summer goes though, doesn't it? Pack in as much happy as you can my friends!

Here's wishing all the dads out there a wonderful & relaxing Father's Day tomorrow!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

That is just adorable! I have enjoyed visiting you this morning and seeing some of your other work. I am envious of your talent. When I try to embroider, my stitches are not so neat. Enjoy your Sunday! Twyla

Farah Muzaffar said...

Too cute... very adorable... love the pestel shades ...

Kristi said...

It's so pretty! ♥

MafiosaGrrl said...

The hoop matches perfectly! I love monograms too, yours turned out very nice! I've never seen these Aunt Martha's before, I'll have to keep my eyes open for them.

Can't wait to see your room all spiffed up, I'm sure it's absolutely charming.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

So pretty--love the colors.

Becky said...

I love monograms. Yours is wonderful! Great colors.

Bex said...

Very cute, I love the way you personalized the hoop :)

kittykill said...

Oh wow! I love it! So pretty!

Jill said...

I love that monogram-- it catches my eye everytime I visit! Your wonderful room is a lil' bit o' crafty heaven. I know everyone will love it.

(I have a hard time believing that it's messy, but then again you know what I'm comparing it too, he he.)


Hillori said...

I love this idea!! Not so good at the cross stitch, but I bet I could embroider a monogram :)I love how you painted the hoop and hung it w/a ribbon. Lovely! Going to put this on my must do list. Have a wonderful week!