Recently, I have been seeing lots of posts on instagram showcasing goldwork bugs. I looked in to buying supplies to try, but it just seemed too daunting. However, on a recent crafting getaway with some friends, I visited a sweet little quilt shop in Poulsbo, The Quilt Shoppe, and the shop owner had a starter kit! I snatched it up and here's my first project. A goldwork scarab. This is actually my second attempt. The first one was too big, so I picked it apart and started on a more simple design.
I may have to pick out some stitches to make the top of the wings straighter, but otherwise, I'm pretty happy with my first project. A bumblebee is probably next. Or owl. Or stag beetle. Or ladybug.
Crafting and creating keeps me sane and happy. Previous projects listed here.