Monday, November 06, 2006

Mom's Brazilian Embroidery

A week or so ago Mom was teaching me how to do machine embroidery and while looking through her sewing stuff we happened upon these beautiful squares of Brazilian embroidery. She said she had made them years ago, most likely with the intention of framing them. I had never seen this type of embroidery before and was quite impressed! I have a good friend who not only does framing but also has a flare for decorating. I asked Mom if I could take them and have them framed for her. Mom agreed. They are so beautiful I had to post a picture of them.

Brazilian embroidery is a craft I would be interested in learning, especially now.

Also pictured (below) is my first attempt at machine embroidery. It was not as hard as I expected. Next time I do it there are a few things I would do differently, but overall I think it turned out pretty good. I will definitely be doing machine embroidery again - I just need to remember to pick up a hoop.

I apologize for so much time going between posts. A few weeks ago I took a part-time job at a local craft store. While I love the job, it takes a lot of my spare time.

edit for clarity: Mom did the Brazilian embroidery by hand. The machine embroidery was done on a regular sewing machine. I need practice though.


getzapped said...

The flowers are so adorable! Lovely work.

kim in mi said...

Wow, that embroidery is beautiful! Tell your mom she did great work. Where did she learn to do it?
Part time job at a craft store! That sounds like fun. I would like that. Maybe when i grow up. Speaking of which, I was telling dh about something I thought of doing when I grow up, and he thought it was stupid. Not that I wanted to do it, but the thing itself. But, to his credit, he said that BEFORE I said I wanted to do it. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Is the Brazilian embroidery done by hand or machine? Sure is beautiful! And about your machine it done on a regular sewing machine?

mopsmamajen said...

Those are beautiful!!!

Mama Bear said...

Your mom's brazilian embrodiery is beautiful. They will look lovely framed.

Great start on the machine embroidery!

Candy said...

The embrodiery is stunning!!! And the blanket for your Mom turned out wonderfully!

busyHSmom said...

That is lovely! Please post photos of them again when you have them framed.