Monday, November 7, 2011

A stitched book.

I finally finished this embroidery piece that I started a long time ago. It's my entry for Feeling Stitchy's Covered in Stitches contest.

Thanks to my procrastination, I had to fill in almost all of the silhouettes this weekend, since the deadline was today. It's the most stitching I've ever done in two days, and a few of my fingertips were bleeding at one point. :) That's extreme crafting, people.

I got the design from my favorite cover of To Kill a Mockingbird (an edition which, unfortunately, I do not own).

The grey background is broadcloth, and the moon is white cotton stitched on. I used split stitch for the outlining and a version of long and short stitch to fill everything in.

I'm really proud of it and happy with how it turned out. Though, honestly, I feel a little insecure when I look at all of the other gorgeous covers that people embroidered for the contest. You can see them in the Flickr group pool here. My two favorites are the Pride and Prejudice one (that was one of the covers I considered doing) and the flowery Anne of Green Gables one!

I know I've been sort of absent around here lately. I've been working on my last two Florida Keys posts, but it has taken longer than I expected because there are so many photos in the posts.

{P.S. I put up my aluminum Christmas tree today! A post on that coming up sometime soon.}

Until next time,


  1. You are so talented, Kristin. I love that.

  2. I am stunned, that is so beautiful.

  3. Kristin, this is just awesome! I absolutely LOVE it! Have you seen these covers from Penguin?,,jillian%20tamaki,00.html?id=jillian tamaki Apparently these were specially commissioned embroideries...and when you open the cover, they reproduced the flip, unfinished side. They are so cool!

  4. This is beautiful. Well done.


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