Megan Eckman of Studio M.M.E. graciously provided this gorgeous pattern for our stitchalong. I love Megan's illustrative style - her richly textured line drawings remind me of all the wonderful cover art on my favorite books as a child - her images are so imaginative, dark, and dreamy. In her shop, Megan sells prints, jewelry, embroidery patterns, and an embroidery of the month club - where she shares 12 months of embroidery patterns. I'm also excited about her illustrated book, How To Outsmart Tea Pirates, which I may have to add to my summer reading collection...
I love Megan's signature monochromatic style, but if you'd like to stitch Reginald in color, she has also provided a color version of the pattern:
Megan says this of her pirate hummingbird:
"Injured in the nest by his younger siblings, Reginald was destined for a life of flower piracy."
Isn't he amazing? Ok, so if you've never participated in a stitchalong, or even know what one is - it's simple! Use the pattern to embroider something, anything! Choose the colors and background you like, and post your stitching photos in our Flickr embroidery group.
I love to see and share in-progress photos as well, so please post your progress, even if you're not finished yet - we'd still love to see it! We'll run the stitchalong through the end of August - every other week or so I'll update you with my progress and share some of your stitching here. And there just might be a prize at the end of this stitchalong to motivate you to get your summer stitch on... Sound good?
Well then, let's get stitching! Thanks again, Megan, for sharing your talent with us!