Friday, February 15, 2013

Alpha Challenge Letter E

I'm working on the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn. The challenge is to alter an old dictionary one letter at a time but it does not go in alphabetical order. The current challenge is the letter "E".  I chose the word "Embroider."
It was a good idea in my mind but it was harder to do than I thought it would be. I had to limit myself to the running stitch so I wouldn't tear the paper. I did a little stem stitch too but then decided to keep it simple. The flower is my go-to doodle.
It needed more color so I added some chalk. Oh, I did double the page so it would be harder to tear.
Then I put a little ink on the page edges and a running stitch around the border.
I won't be doing any more stitching in this book but I am glad I tried it and completed it without tearing the page.  There are lots of beautiful creations with the letter "E" so check them out here.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Fabulous Susan... so clever. I know what you mean about the delicate pages...tear so easily don't they
    Suzi B :)

  2. This is a terrific page. I love the colours anf the image

    Best wishes Chrissie xxx

  3. Holy smacks this is so clever of you! I love the simplicity of the idea, but I cannot imagine how grueling this must have been to embroider the pages with the entire book hanging on to you! Well done!

  4. How wonderful, and creative..should be a great 26 pages of altered letters..
    Came over from Shane's blog.
    Happy weekend.

  5. Super page and great that you managed to do some real embroidery too. BJ

  6. Oh what a lovely page so fresh and I think you were very brave to attempt real stiching!!


  7. Wow! Lovely stitching and colors. The whole page is so delicate looking!

  8. This is great Susan and it turned out really well - good for you for trying it!

  9. Such a clever your stitchery pages...must have been so difficult to avoid tearing!...

  10. Love this page, so simple but so clever.

    Sylv xx

  11. oh, another embroidered page. Some are having real fun!!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  12. Wow - your embroidered-page is stunning!
    I really love your work:)
    *Hugs, Inger*

  13. This page also is wonderful !!! Very lovely stitching and flower ! Don't know who was the winner of this challenge, since I entered it for the first time this morning.. Happy to discover your great vintage works. Have a nice week-end. coco x

  14. Beautiful page, and well done for not tearing it whilst stitching. I would never trust myself to do that!