Sunday, February 15, 2009


I bought a white running jacket for the walk (and subsequent training) and thought wouldn't it be cool to embroider a breast cancer ribbon the back?

Then I thought and I could add 'I walk for her' across the bottom.

Then I thought I come up with too many projects... but it was too late to talk myself out of it. I had the thought in my head and now I have to see it through.

Here is my jacket (bear with me, I am still learning how to use my new DSLR)

And here are my supplies for said embroidery.

Now I am not devoid of knowledge about stitching but I, by no means, know what I am doing. I am making this up as I go along and just hoping that it comes out halfway decent.

In my mind it will be crisp and clean like a Mondrian...

In reality I fear it will look something like this...

With any luck I will fall somewhere in the middle.

I am posting about this project here for 2 reasons... 1. it has something to do with the walk and well, the walk is what this blog is about so you do the math. 2. I want to follow through with my plan. I have the ability to think big and execute small and I don't want to do that here. If I think my readers (all 2 of you) are counting on seeing progress and a finished product, well, that just might keep me working on it!

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! Let us know how it goes! (Although I'm sure it will be fabulous).

  2. I cannot wait to see what it looks like. You go girl! (I am so envious of your artistic talent.)

  3. Did you ever see the paintings Mondrian did in between realism an his square paintings? They are an absolute inspiration...things don't have to look "perfect" to be beautiful.