Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bohemian Paisley Embroidery

Pattern: Bohemian Paisley Kit, Handmade Charlotte by Plaid Bucilla
Fabric: denim colored fabric
Threads: cotton floss
Start: 1/15/2017

Good morning. On Sunday, I stopped by Joann's Fabrics to look at their cross stitch and embroidery kits. I wanted to find something I could work on as a break from crocheting and as my Friday Frolic project.

I'm not a fan of cross stitch kits that have Aida fabric so I browsed through the embroidery section and found this colorful kit by Plaid Bucilla.

I thought I could work on my embroidery skills while stitching on something bright and cheerful. So far it is basic stitches like French knots, satin stitches, and outline stitches. I think the most complicated it will get is split stitches. We'll see how that goes.....it can't be that bad, right? I just have to  remember that I'm stitching this piece for myself. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Though I will say when I embroider something, I always remember the line from the Sense and Sensibility movie when Mrs. Jennings talks about her daughter Charlotte while showing off a sample of her work in colored silks and she comments, 'Poor Charlotte'. LOL

Until next time ^____^


  1. Your post made me smile. On our trip to the Bay, my son and I were listening to music from the 1970's...Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen played several times. I love that song. LOL Doesn't make much sense, but I love it!! Sorry, random thought. LOL

    Your embroidery is beautiful. I like how the colors pop against the denim color. Have a wonderful evening.

    1. Lol actually I thought the same thing when I saw the name of the design in the store!! Queen has ruined the word Bohemian forever (in a good way though).

      Historically I thought bohemian paisley was an odd mashup. I'm assuming it is going back to the 60s/70s....while my brain goes back to 18th/19th century...lol