Thursday, April 3, 2008

Needleroll Start

With trepidation I have taken on the needleroll challenge and started a stitched piece to use. It's a German freebie I found. I like it a lot because it reminds me of Pennsylvania Dutch artwork (I spent a lot of time in that area growing up). It remains to be seen how well this will turn out - I cut one side of my fabric pretty close to the design, so it may turn out to be a very thin needleroll, that is if I can manage the thread-pulling it will require. And hemstitching - oh my goodness I am really in for it now! But I like having to make myself try new things. I tend to be someone who sticks with the familiar, so this is a nice opportunity for me to spread my wings a bit. The frog has struck a number of times already but I keep shooing him away. I'm hoping to be done shortly; then the fun starts as I attempt to learn how to actually put this together. Stay tuned!

8 comments:

Kim B said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

My mom grew up near Amish country in Pennsylvania.

staci said...

Wonderful start Michele! I love the design you've picked!

Sally said...

Gorgeous start Michele. This is going to make a lovely needleroll.

Vonna said...

I'm taking the challenge too...I hate needlerolls I made one and it STUNK...but I'm going to do LHN's Rose Sampler...I think it will be pretty...or let's hope so...
: )

Can't wait to see what yours turns out like...maybe we can help each other along!!

Michele said...

I'm soo glad you are trying this! I love the design you picked :) I'm sure the finishing will be lovely :)

I'm sitting this one out ... lol

and I love our new pictures at the top! That is really something I'd love to learn how to do :)

Carol R said...

A great start Michele. I love your choice of patttern.
No idea what I am going to do yet!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Looking good, Michele! I KNOW you can do it!

Sharon said...

This is such a pretty design! I am sure you will do great with your needle roll!