I went to the actual Walmart so the price was a bit different, but I had to finally do this! I’ve been reading and some part of me needed something to do. Buying a kit makes life easier because it has everything you need. Eventually, you might like to do your own pattern so you’ll need to buy extra thread for that. And I’m glad I got extra embroidery needles because I BROKE the kit needle trying to double up a few threads like the kit told me to.
I launched straight into the kit. And worked on it some while my stepdaughter was practicing for the 4H Clover Bowl. And then I took it with me to a conference as well. This will probably be tomorrow’s post. I think I did pretty good. I feel like I’ve done pretty well. The kit is a bit hard because the fabric is hard to pull the needle through so it’s hurting my fingers. At the time of this post (I’m posting ahead some), I’ve only got a bit of the kit done.
I also bought some accessories at the Dollar Tree. Some small scissors. Some rubber thimbles. Another small cutting mat. It was a very lucrative trip. Aside from my fingers hurting from trying to pull the thread through the cloth, I’m pretty sure I’m obsessed with this hobby. If I can do it decently, I might make my Christmas Gifts this year be some kind of embroidery thing. No guarantee yet since I’m on my FIRST kit. If it goes well, maybe I can make my own custom embroidery piece.
My first rose wasn’t too bad, but I liked the second one better. The first one used 3 threads, and the second one used 2 threads. I also watched a video after feeling frustrated. Things that I know now that I’ve started this kit. Count how many threads of each color the kit gives you and divide that by how many of each thing you need to make. I.E. There were 8 red threads in the kit and only 3 roses of that color. The kit said to use 6 stands (doubled) … I have no idea. That math didn’t work.
So I’m just trucking along trying to get this done as best I can. Cheers to the new hobby and obsession! Let’s see how well this goes. Thanks for stopping by today, guys.