Friday, January 1, 2010

Mermaid Embroidery



Here is the very slow progress on my Mermaid embroidery. It tends to make my hands very dry. I don't know why that is. Knitting doesn't seem to do it, but embroidery really dries my fingers out. I'm going to soak in some Gold Bond Lotion and hopefully have some updates to this project before long.

7 comments:

Chris Tea said...

Is it sketched out with a fabric crayon? The few times I tried embroidery it did hurt my hands! Hope the soak helps.

Julie Schuler said...

I sketch the part I'm working on with a fabric pencil. It usually rubs off pretty quickly, so I do a quick outline in running stitch that gets covered up.

moneythoughts said...

I guess that is why there are embroidery machines. They save your fingers. I like the mermaids.

Kristin said...

I love it. You can really see the colors in the first photo. I have trouble photographing my paintings.

One of my friends has a sewing machine (I think a Bernina-something I'll never afford) that embroiders really fancy, elaborate designs. She just sets the machine and "x" amount of time later it's done. Voila!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

You embroider, too? Wow...a lady of many talents! The closest I've come to embroidery is the cross stitching phase I went through briefly in my early 20s. I don't recall it drying my hands, though... these days I sacrifice my hands for the arts via the wear and tear of mosaics :)

Julie Schuler said...

It might just be the unavoidable winter dryness and constant doing of dishes that is making my hands dry. Hard to tell. Also, washing them every five minutes because we are potty training (almost got it, though! wOOOT WoooT!)

Jenny said...

The mermaids are neat. What about that cow udder cream. Darn, I can't remember the name but it works really well on super dry skin. I think it has lanolin in it!