Fruity button napkins | How About Orange

March 07, 2007

Fruity button napkins

My cool downstairs neighbor Elizabeth suggested we embark on a project she saw on TV: embroidered napkins. So we gathered our supplies and set to work, only to discover that neither of us knows how to embroider. After great confusion, here's my first attempt. Which only took... 2 hours? Don't laugh. I followed stitch directions I found online here, but decided I liked the stitching on the underside of my fabric more than I liked the stitching on top. So I ripped it out and figured out how to do the stitch "upside down." All you embroiderers out there will probably scoff, but I don't care. I'm happy with it. Now I only have 3 more napkins to go. Sigh. We hope to be done by Christmas.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Upside down" stitching, huh? Must be related to the bread twistie thing??? ;-)

Very pretty napkins, though!

YBF/GN (someone who knows!) ;-)

Ulla said...

lovely!

Rachel said...

Your first try! That looks great!
I started a project today--to embroider a picture my daughter drew...but I don't know what I was thinking since I got cross stitch fabric for it. It's all grid-like. Live and learn.

Flibbertygibbet said...

I think they're beautiful! primrosedesign.blogspot.com has lots of photo tutorials which are easy to follow too...

jamie said...

those are so very pretty! :)

elizabeth said...

super cute. i'm going to have to do some of these.

Brad & Kath said...

I MUST try that, though I have no idea how to embroider. Are there any good tutorials online? My kitchen is subtly themed with cherries, and I want those napkins.

eviedee said...

Those red buttons are so perfect! They look sweet and juicy, if you had me over for dinner I would likely bite into one! (This may explain why I am not often asked to dinner......)

lindsey said...

I love the use of the red buttons. Super cute!

Megumi said...

Great idea!
I love the buttons.

** Terramia ** said...

Cherry terrific! (:

Mary Corbet said...

Hey, the embroidery looks terrific! I love the buttons idea! Great job!

lorrwill said...

okay just found and absolutely love your blog. I could so see this on a cardigan.

My Little Corner said...

Oh wow, these are just so cute!

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