Friday, October 14, 2011

Embroidered Wedding Album, Take #1

Note to self: blogging while traveling (even for work) is not actually possible. Always schedule blog posts ahead of time.

I'm getting a lot from Blogtoberfest, but after all the fun blogs I've found through it, the most valuable thing I think I’m getting from Blogtoberfest is inspiration for blog posts and a better understanding of what I need to do to post regularly.

Today, I’m just sharing the big project I’ve been working on. I’m embroidering the cloth that will be the bookcloth covering the photo album I’m making for our wedding photos. I’m dong it in gray-work—our colors were gray, green, and white, so black-work or red-work doesn’t really make sense. J It will look a lot like the save-the-date that I sent out before the wedding, sort of a page of doodles about our relationship. I obviously still have a lot of work, but I’m loving the way it’s turning out so far.

I’m excited to get home and start sewing and blogging on a regular basis again! Back to our regularly scheduled program this weekend. I hope you all have had a wonderful week!


  1. Ooo, what a special wedding album! I took a bookbinding class this spring, and I loved it so! The possibilities with making your own bookcloths, so yummy! I'd love to see some of the books you've made! (and welcome to the sewing community! Double yey!)

  2. Thank you! I love bookbinding. It's been a while since I've done any, but I have another blog (which I also haven't posted to in a long time) about reading and binding books. There are two posts with photos of books I've made, if you're interested. One is a hardcover book I made for a friend of mine (, and the other is a deerskin book I was commissioned to do by another friend (