I have an ongoing fun disagreement with my sister-in-law over the relative merits of squirrels. She thinks they are cute and wonderful, and I think they are troublesome menaces who damage my garden and mock me while they are about it. I decided to make her an apron decorated with squirrels and found this embroidery design at Oregon Patch Works:
There will be a bigger motif at center front, and slightly smaller ones on the pockets, because what good is an apron without pockets? I’m trying to sew this completely from the stash, so I have to decide whether to trim the edges with white rickrack or with brown bias tape. I’ll probably go with the white since that would make the squirrels take center stage.
I am finding the machine embroidery addicting and fun, but am feeling the call of free motion embroidery, too. I was on my way home from Sebastopol last week, and stopped in at a thift store outside of town. There was a whole bin of rayon embroidery thread on 5500 yard cones, so I bought 4 colors to try out. Couldn’t resist at $1 a cone.