April 3, 2013

Gimme a C!

Below is my contribution for today's letter of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For more information about the challenge please visit their website http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com. If this is your first visit here from the challenge, I'm embroidering song lyrics for each letter. I'm also participating over at The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit, feel free to check that out too.

It took me a few days to decide on this song, "Change" by the Warren Brothers for me C song.

I'm really happy with the way that it turned out. Instead of being really anal about keeping rows straight and letters all exactly uniform, I let them be crooked and some letters wonky. That and the many colors fit the lyrics. At least in my opinion.

Song: Change
Singers: The Warren Brothers
Album: Barely Famous Hits
Writers: Brett Warren, Brad Warren


  1. I love how each of these is individual in style, and to be honest - I dig the imperfections.

    Very, very cool theme. Now, the real question is -- what are you going to do with 26 embroidered lyrics when the challenge is all done?

    ~Alana @ writercize.blogspot.com
    Cheering you on from A through Z!

  2. this is a beautiful piece of work, well done.

  3. I love this! I wish I had the patience for cross stitch.

  4. Alana - Not sure. I want to frame some of them but my mom suggested I make them a quilt. Which wasn't my intention but might be a possibility. So we'll see.

    Kellie - Thanks :)

    The Wicked Writer - Thanks. I thought your picture was chocolate but it's books and now I feel bad that I'm disappointed it was books not chocolate.

    Amanda - I do a lot of this stuff while I'm checking e-mails, reading blogs, watching tv, etc. So there's not actually a lot of patience required for it.

  5. Is it easier or the same difficulty as crochet? That's the only cloth-like craft I've been able to stick to, so far.

  6. I guess I can understand doing embroidery while watching TV since it takes no physical effort. But while checking e-mail/reading blogs. Clearly the Lord did not bless with me the same multi-tasking gene that you received. Of course, He also forgot to insert "Thou shall be crafty" into my DNA as well. I feel so underrated. LOL.

    BTW, I love the quilt idea!

  7. This is awesome - I use to do counted x-stitch constantly. But that was 25 years ago, we were just married and much time on my hands. I think I need to start this up again.

  8. Wow! That's lovely ... Amazing creativity

    Loved the letters so far :) waiting to see the rest!

    Have a nice day!

  9. Oh what a FUN way to work through the A-Z thing. Crafty, for sure. ;)

  10. Love the way that turned out. I like that you had wonky letters in with the straight letters. It would've taken me the whole A-Z challenge to do that!!

  11. Hi KC...what a fun and creative theme for the AtoZ Challenge. It's neat to see young women embroidery these days...especially by hand. So many are stricktly Machine Embroidery crafters/sewers.

    I am a lifetime sewist, needleworker and quilter. I do have an embroidery machine, but also enjoy hand embroidery and needlepoint. I do professional quilting and am writing my AtoZ posts about Quilting. I see you are also a knitter on Ravelry...I am there, too as SuKnitWitty...your title drew me to your name on the AtoZ List. Glad I came for a visit. Come by my blog...I think you'll like my posts.
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

  12. Amanda - I don't think it's any harder. Maybe a little more nitpicky though. When you make a mistake it's not as easy to fix or hide as it is in crochet.

    emmlyjane - I think I got an extra multitasking gene. Doing just one thing at a time drives me batty.

    Luann - It's always a good time to start cross-stitching again!

    Anya & Lauren - Thanks! :)

    Chris - This one took a couple weeks because I was filling in the letters not just outlining them.

    Sue - I love Ravelry. The ability to search my patterns for specific yardages has made stash-busting ridiculously easy. I'll check out your blog later this evening. I'm repaying visits towards the end of the day this year.

  13. I haven't done embroidery in ages, but used to really enjoy it. I think I have a few unopened projects in my craft chest.

  14. I like it! And the song, too. Don't change the embroidery: it's perfect. Blog on!

  15. At last I've found another crafter in this A to Z Challenge. I've been feeling a bit lonely and losing my motivation. You've just restored it. I love your embroidery design and I certainly hope that one of these days your luck does change. Might include myself in that wish too. cheers.

  16. M Pax - It's been a few years for me. I figured the challenge was a good excuse to pull out the hoops again.

    Diana - Thanks. I love that song.

    Chris - Sue up above in the comments says she's quilting and I've seen some beaders and there's at least one crocheter and one cross-stitcher. Just go through the linky list and look for the ones labeled CR, that's how I found them.

    To everyone who's commented today: I usually repay the visits in the evening but tonight my nephew had a choir concert (He was AMAZING, I have the most talented nephews & nieces) and am going to bed early. I'll hit all of your blogs tomorrow :)

  17. I'm impressed that you're doing 26 pieces of embroidery for this! I like how colorful it is. Great job!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse


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