I have admired the work of Dutch artist Hinke Schreuders for some time. Her embroidery on paper shows up on Pinterest frequently, and I decided that I would try my hand at altering an image using machine stitching and hand stitching.
While cleaning at my aunt's house, I came across a drawer of old patterns. This apron pattern caught my eye:
I scanned the image, printed it on card stock and started with a layer of machine stitching. I am now adding layers of hand stitching, fabric pieces and trims. I can tell that this little project is going to take much more time than I had expected. It will be a good project to continue to work on while on traveling on vacation.
Note to self: find some heavier threads to work into this project...