Saturday, February 13, 2010

Embroidery and Emma...

Guess what came today?

I'm so excited about watching it! I wanted to watch it all the way through, but it might be a week or two before I get to, so I'm just going to start it and watch it on and off this weekend. At first, I didn't think that I liked the DVD case, but it's pretty cool when I really looked at it. The outside of it is like a hardcover book. It snaps closed, too, which I didn't notice at first. I'm glad it came just in time for Valentine's Day! =)

I started playing around with some embroidery stitches yesterday. It was really fun and most of them were a lot easier than I expected! I'm terrible at hand-sewing, so I guess I thought embroidery would be just as hard for me. But I'm really enjoying it. I love "Doodle Stitching!" That book is seriously adorable. And the explanations of the stitches are great. I can't wait to try some of the designs.

On the right is my first attempt at a flower, but something went terribly wrong with the French knot in the center. The left is my second try, which I think is pretty adorable.

The teens at church are hosting a "sweetheart banquet" tonight as a fundraiser, with spaghetti and a version of "The Newlyweds" game. =) I think it's going to be a lot of fun, but I'll write more about tomorrow.

Until next time,


  1. Oh my goodness! How lucky you are. I am planning on getting mine in a day or two. I loved Emma!
    I enjoy embroidery too! It's so fun. I usually do it while I am watching Master Piece Theater!

    Love it :]


  2. I would love to see the latest Emma. I hope you love it as much as my girls did!

    Your embroidery looks lovely. I think I told you I bought Doodle Stitching for my daughter. She hasn't had time to try it yet but we love looking at the book together!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  3. omg this is my fave Emma!!! I just watchhed it on YouTube :) and i loved it :D

  4. SO jealous!!! ;) I'm so in love with this new version of Emma!! Which says a lot - because I adored the old one.

    FYI: The images on your sidebar make me happy . . .


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