Just when I thought I was almost finished the first border of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”, I realized I still had some circles to do and a bit of embroidery. A couple of years ago, I took a class from Pearl Pereira, and I learned this nifty way of making circles is that class.
First, I ironed 3 sheets of freezer paper together. Next, I used a 1/2″ punch used for scrapbooking.
I cut out out a bunch of perfectly shaped circles in no time! Then, I prepped them just like I would prep any other piece.
So, once I stitched all the circles in place, I embroidered the stems using 2 strands of embroidery floss. Sweet!
I finally worked up enough courage to do the inking on the goose. This is the block I worked on in Rita’s class at TESAA. One of the many skills that Rita teaches is how to ink fine details with a Micron pen and then smudge the lines with a Clover eraser pen. Here is a pic of the goose before inking…
Til next time….