Sunday, June 7, 2009

Redwork, block 18-Grasshopper

And a grasshopper it is! I was stuck between deciding on a bee or a grasshopper, the grasshopper won because I couldn't find a good bee graphic, wasps but no bee. My husband and niece had me give up on the ant.....


Anyway, it came out pretty good and easy peasy! The lines are so close together I basicly went around in a circle. Two more.....! C&G Design



9 comments:

Leann said...

I love the vintage look to your work! I'm still making my Pink Saturday rounds, only about 100 more to go:)

Love the Goats Rue - never heard of it before - very pink!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Leann

lola said...

Awww, love that grasshopper. He is so cute.

Debbie said...

I love these redworks! What type of embroidery thread do you use? Is it anything different than the regular ebroidery floss? I can't wait to see this all put together. What a fun project Dawn. I am with Leann....I've never heard of Goats Rue either and I enjoyed your history on it...interesting.:)

Jean said...

It looks good but when I first looked at it I thought oh that one looks like it would be hard to do, not easy peasy. Does that tell you how much I know about it?

tina said...

Looks great. Definitely vintage.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Love the grasshopper!

Stephanie

Kathleen said...

Hi Dawn...thanks for your words of encouragemnet...ain't it great to have girlfriends! Like Debbie, I'd lke to know if you use regular old embroidery floss for this redwork. I have a pattern book with redwork desings, and by golly, I am going to dig it out, and I just may attempt this too. Might be just what I need. Thanks so much, hugs, Kathleen

Dawn said...

Debbie and Kathleen, Yep, regular ole' 6 strand embroidery floss, I use only 3 strands though. And I know Debbie lives by a Marden's not sure if you do Kathleen but they have 210 meters, Madera (High priced) spools of 6 strand all colors for $1.49. I bought 2 red, but I could of picked up many more!It was about 1 1/2 week ago.

Skeeter said...

Ah and so many grasshoppers I have been seeing in the garden too! You are moving right along and can’t wait to see the final product of the redwork...