Thursday, October 16, 2008

Herb Towels: Sage Finished and Parsley Started

Well this weekend sitting in a waiting room for 3 hours I finished up Sage! LOL I did stem stitch and then straight stitches for the whole motif and for the leaves and stem I used 1 strand of a green and 1 strand gray and put the two colors together to give the effect that sage gives. Sage kinda changes color from silvery to green so that was my solution to stitch it up as.
Click on the photos to see them closer up. Also the Parsley got stitched in in stem stitch but it wasn't me who did it! We had taken Stephanie (14) with us and she was waiting with me and as she watched me work on Sage she started to get curious (nothing else to do ya know her cell phone wasn't working aka no texting LOL) and she wanted to pull the needle through when I made stitches! LOL So I let her and then it started into more, she asked if she could try doing the stitch!!! So I let her, and then I asked her if she would like to work on one since I had Parsley with me and to my surprise she said yes!!! I didn't have a second hoop but I showed her how to hold it in her hand and stitch anyway. She finished up Parsley for me! After finishing she realized that she had some stitches that were looking funky and I told her they are okay that some tacking will put them back in place but she didn't want to do that (and in all fairness she had been working on it for at least an hour maybe longer) and wants me to do it. So I'll tack the spots that need tacking and finish up Parsley. It was fun to teach her though! LOL At one point after getting a new piece of thread I had told her she needed a knot at the end before she started and she exclaimed "there's too many rules" to which I replied "well if that's too many rules I don't know what to tell you, you can try and stitch witout a knot but this is what happens" and I took a stitch and pulled it though and as the end came right out I said "OH I can't make a stitch!!! There's no knot!!!" LOLLLLL Which sent her into a fit of giggles and having made my point she didn't fuss about the steps I was taking her though! LOL


Miss 376 said...

She has done a really good job for her first try. It's amazing how, once we know the reasons why things are done a certain way, rules are no longer restrictive. Like what you did with sage

Wendy said...

Oooo they are looking so awesome. I am so excited too that you are getting the younger generation involved. It is so exciting to see them create and try new things. I have been meaning to tell you that Vicky and Diego have now both created a Crazy Quilt block and are learning different stitches to embroider them.

TattingChic said...

I loved your story about teaching her to embroidery. The "there's too many rules" and your showing her you can't embroider without a knot was too funny and cute! Thanks for sharing that sweet story.

Judy S. said...

I love these towels, Melissa. Where did you find the pattern?

Melissa said...

Thanks everyone!
Judy you can find the patterns here: