Monday, May 24, 2010

The French Knot

While in Savannah, we (Misti, Leslie and I) stumbled onto the most enchanting shop of all.  It was the French Knot a Stitch Boutique.  It was beautiful, intimidating and alluring all at the same time!  I wanted to buy everything I saw in front of me.  I ended up with a little tart to put together.  I have never embroidered in my life and decided to just jump in and buy a project.  Audrey was so sweet to mark every page of the "The Embroidery Stitch Bible" so I would know what to study before each stitch.  

Misti is going to make this beautiful piece for one of her daughters! I love it and can't wait to see it finished!

So I got started on my Tart, and never quit!  I have never embroidered before so learned from my new Embroidery book.  

Phase #1
Phase #2
Phase #3

Now Audrey is going to finish it off and make it 3 dimensional!  
I shipped it to Savannah today!!


  1. Oh my goodness - how cute! How did I miss that shop - reasons to go back to Savannah for a follow up trip, lol! Can't wait to see your pretty finished. xoxoxo Heidi

  2. ADORABLE!!!!!! You did a great job on your needlework! I can't believe that is a first piece. Also, love your goodies from your friend. It is so wonderful to have something special waiting in the mail for you. AND Juliet is to die for wonderful. Lucky you to find her. Thank you for your sweet comment about my bracelet. It was a fun class. You asked about ADORN ME. It is in February in Houston, TX & is an all jewelry event. Go check out my posts from this event. DIVINE for sure & yes I would love to have you join me. Sadly, Diana Frey & Riki will not be teaching there in 2011 but, Diane Cook hopes to be. HUGS!

  3. Very cool..... I used to stitch, but haven't in a long long time. Maybe I should start again! LOL no time! Your tart is quite, well, tart! XOXOX

  4. did an amazing job for your very first time to do needle work.......I am so impressed! You go girl!

  5. that shop looks fun!
    (love your blog background!)
    have a great day, xo natalea

  6. Such talent!!! And what a great post! Hope you're having a lovely week.

  7. Wow that looks fabyoulous! I used to do a bit of stitching but no time (and tired eyes) it kinda got away. You SURE it's your first one?

  8. WOW! How did I miss that shop... your work is gorgeous! You go girl!

  9. I got the scoop from Jackie about a class I would love to take. It's got a seaside theme to it & I will just be coming back from Kim Caldwells Event in LA & will be pumped for the beach. The date is July 29. What's you calendar look like? Thought I'd check with you before I sign up or committ. But, I think it would be fun to plan something. Check your calendar & let me know. HUGS! Charlene

  10. You kept that cute little shop under secret lock and key as I DID NOT KNOW OF IT while I was in Savannah! (pout pout) haha
    Your project is tooooo cute!
    I'd love to learn too...I guess my first step would be the embroidery bible, right?
    How's Juliet? Is she all settled in her new home? She's beautiful!!!!!


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