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Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re spending the holiday with my parents and LOTS of food, the best possible combo! My parents’ wedding anniversary is on Thanksgiving, so this holiday always feels extra special in our family. This year I brought a little gift to say thanks.

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

A few progress pics:

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

I had so much fun brushing up on my embroidery skills to make this hoop. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any embroidery stitches other than a simple back stitch, so this was great practice.

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

I follow Molly Johanson on Instagram, which is how I found out about her new (FREE) patterns via About.com – a resource I tend to forget about until I find one helpful tutorial and then promptly go down the rabbit hole of helpful links. Everything you need to know (and a lot of stuff I never knew I needed to know) is all in one place – so handy!

Here are a few of my favorite resources for this project:

Free pattern

Basic embroidery stitches

Satin stitch flowers

How to frame embroidery with a hoop

All done!

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

 

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

This hoop got to hang out with its cross stitch twin for a brief moment before traveling to its new home.

The Amateur Librarian // Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop Art

Hope you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving!

I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday!

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5 thoughts on “Give Thanks Embroidery Hoop

  1. Your chain stitching looks lovely! I’ve never really ventured away from cross stitch, back stitch & French knots! Maybe something to try in the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

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