Saturday, April 2, 2011

Experiment

"Do what you can, with what you have,
where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt

    I am thinking of doing something that requires a lot of fabric, but will only take a little stitch area. For example a tablecloth and only stitching the corners. I don't want to buy 3 yards of an expensive stitching linen. So I went to my local fabric shop and bought some regular linen material. As an experiment I tried stitching this small rabbit from Britain's Cross Stitcher magazine April issue. 


    I don't think it came out too bad. Not sure now what I will do with it. Maybe make an ornament or something. I was wondering if any of you have stitched on regular material and if you have any other suggestions.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa


11 comments:

Tricia said...

That is just the cutest bunny! I think it's a great idea to use "regular linen" if it works - it looks nice!

My Life In Stitches said...

you are so ambitious! You should bottle and sell your energy. This would also be a great idea for a tree skirt.

stitch_days said...

Such a cute bunny and flowers. I haven't stitched on linen (regular or special) but yours worked very well
Rita E in AZ

Nancy said...

Cute bunny! Looks fine on regular linen...Good luck with your project.

Wagapapa said...

Wow, I love that bunny!

For the moment I have only stitched in Aida cloth, but I will try linen soon.

Maybe you can do a tote with it.

Anne said...

That bunny is adorable! I think it would look great as a part of an easter box, on top of it or around it?! Maybe?! That's great to know you can stitch on regular linen. I always considered it when I went into the fabric store but thought that it might not work. I like your idea of a tablecloth!

Heather's Stitching Story said...

oh he is so cute!

Blu said...

The bunny looks great! I've never even thought of using regular linen, but if the finished product looks like that then go for it!

Carol said...

Your bunny is darling, Teresa! (I have a "thing" for bunnies--so I love this time of year!!). I've never stitched on regular linen, but have thought about it... Glad to see yours worked out so well :)

Pumpkin said...

Oh, he is TOO cute! I think an ornament :o)

Lucie said...

He is so cute :) and he looks great on normal linen too!