So, I like my fabric like I like my produce. In huge piles and by the pound.
I went to a thrift store like this a while back and picked up a huge pile of light colored cotton and muslin pieces for embroidery. They've long been washed and stowed away. However, as it is officially Embroidery Month I've been inspired to plot out some projects and put down some patterns.
I pulled out a piece and started ironing away.
What's this...a pillow case? I thought to myself.
Nope. It's an actual flour sack!! I'm sure all my stitchy peeps know what I'm talking about. Old school flour sacks are the best material to stitch on! Super strong but yet nice and soft. I was so pumped when I realized what I had. Yes, I am that nerdy.
And it's huge! The man humored me by holding it up for a photo op.
The new Alice pattern from Sew Lovely Embroidery. I had such anxiety about ironing this thing, I swear. I used my brain though and pinned the thing down. I've never taken on a project this large and detailed before but I figured there's no better time like the present. Plus, the man said I should start it before the movie comes out and I look like one of "those" people.