Tuesday, February 27, 2007

COH #1


Oh my!!!My first heart made for the Chain of Hearts group. It was so much fun. I used my very own hand dyed fabrics for this heart. The silk ribbon embroidery was my very first attempt at SRE. I done French knots for the little flowers and done the spider web rose for the larger ones. The double feather stitch was my first time of doing that. I outlined the heart with a checkered chain stitch. It's where you use two different color threads in the same needle and alternate the chain stitch. I done my first couching too. I used 4 mm silk ribbon and then used Pearle cotton to couch it with. The dragonfly is an iron on. I thought he was really colorful. I am really pleased with how my first heart turned out. I want to post this on the COH saying its available for swapping but I feel I need to get several more done before I do that. So, if I can calm myself down and get busy doing some more I can get ready for the swapping to begin. Although a part of me don't want to part with my first heart. (G)

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Thelma - absolutely georgeous!! Beautiful heart!

Patsy said...

Thelma it is very pretty keep up the pretty work.

Thelma said...

Thank you Sarah,
It was so fun to do. Can't wait to get more done.

Thelma said...

Patsy,
Thanks mom!! I worked on it a little every night. I am really pleased with how it came out.

Ati. said...

Thelma your first heart turned out beautiful! You always can the first one for yourself, why not :))
If you place it on the COH site it is gone within a day ;)

Thelma said...

Thank you so much Ati,
I will probably put it up for swap, I really had fun with this. I am working on another one right now. Hope it turns out good.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Beautiful first heart! I love your silk ribbon work and your feather stitch.

Debbie said...

That is Beautiful. I think the stitching is just wonderful and it is hard to believe it is your first attempt at SRE.

Thelma said...

Thanks so much Lesa,
I was very excited with it, expecially with my last stitches I was putting in it.

Thelma said...

Thank you Debbie,
You wouldn't believe how many times I took stitches out cause I wasn't satisfied with it. lol As a matter of fact on the SRE I had it all done, kept looking at it and wasn't satisfied with it so I cut it all out and redone it. I was happy with it on the second go round. (g)

Leigh said...

I love the dragon fly :)

NormaH said...

Thelma, I didn't swap my first heart and I didn't keep it either. I sent it to a little girl in Australia.

Anonymous said...

jippie ; she is going to me!!!!marja from the Netherlands.