Also to our awesome sponsor DMC Threads.
In deciding which SuperPower to reveal (I have a few….lol), I decided that I should focus on my love and ability to stitch. I learned to embroidery actually from watching my mom. She didn’t teach though me, I guess she didn’t have the patience. I ask too many questions. When I was around 19-20 I decided to teach myself to cross stitch. My very first project was one of those little $1 cross stitch kits. This was my second project:
I still have it after all these years and notice it’s not finished, lol. It will probably never get finished. That is because I’m the Queen of unfinished projects. I guess that isn’t one of my SuperPowers. I’ve been working hard to change that.
Anyway during those 20′ something years I began to build my stash of DMC threads.
The pink container was the first and out grew that.
So now on to my project. I decided make an embroidery wall hanging and I used a pattern transfer from Aunt Martha. My mom always used iron transfers. I found the perfect design that I think represents me.
I’ve been a dreamer most of my life. (another SuperPower) One of my dreams has always been to work from home. I’ve wanted to since I was a teenager. I used to hold yard sales when I was still was in middle school. I sold my first craft project during those years.
I let a lot of family discourage me over the years. But, about 10yrs ago I decided I was just going to do it anyway. I tried to sell at craft shows but didn’t have much luck. I came up with the name Bumbleberry Stitches back in 2004. I purchased my .com some years later. It’s been a long…and extremely slow journey. There’s much more to this story but I stop there.
So here is my project I feel represents my Super Powers:
I used all scraps from my fabric stash. It was fun adding new ribbons, lace, and buttons to my existing stash. I paper pieced the crazy quilt design from a block in EQ7.
Yes, the bumblebee is a symbol of me and all my abilities. He is the ultimate at home worker. He anatomically shouldn’t be able to fly but does cause he expands his wings out in such a way that allows him too.
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