Glad to be joining in with Ginny again for her Yarn Along. I really didn't think that I'd have anything to show this week since it's been a very busy week. Next week is even worse...feeding 200 people 3 meals each day for 3 days? Ack! I love it and hate it at the same time...
Anyway, back to the yarn along. I had finished this little guy 2 weeks ago, but he sat without a face all that time. Last night, I embroidered his features: just some simple stitches and a lopsided smile.
Wasn't really sure how to add a knot without having it show, so I simply buried the embroidery thread in the stuffing of the body. I'm guessing that with a few good tugs, it could come loose? My 11-yo won't pull on it, but if I were to give this to a younger child, I would want to make sure the thread wouldn't come loose.
If the thread were wool, it would probably just felt with friction. Or if it had been sewn on a felted piece of wool and then attached like I had done here and here, then I'd have a place to tie the thread.
Anyone have suggestions for future sewing on of embellishments with embroidery thread? What have you done?
For reading this week, I've been browsing some of my sewing books. Yes, they look too new. Yes, they've been sitting on my shelf making the shelf look pretty for much too long and haven't been seeing much action at all. Presently, I'm working on two bags/purses and hope to finish them up soon. Why is it that when I have so much to do, my urge to sit down with knitting needle or sewing machine or a good book only increases? Does that happen to you too?
Gotta go! Puppy wants a walk...