It is hard to write about an embroidered project, isn’t it, especially if it is something that one has begun really long time ago?
At least that seems to be the case with me. I began this early last year sometime.
I finished it early this year, and then waited a bit to figure out what I wanted to do with it. A cushion cover perhaps? But then finally I ended up framing it, as the pattern suggested. It is after all a simple and sweet little sampler.
The second one was a harder choice, and the one that I have been working on for even longer. I think I have no memory of when I even started!
Alicia Paulson’s book Embroidery Companion, which is the source for both these designs suggested dishtowels for everyday of the week, a lovely idea. But I wasn’t sure if that was what I wanted. So I started by embroidering them on small patches of cloth in shades of white. In the end it came together quite nicely as this little patchwork wall hanging.
I cannot say enough about how much I love love love this book. I have tried many things from it, and each time I find her instructions very clear and the design charming.
My final piece also comes from a free design that she offers on her website. (Oh, and if you haven’t visited her blog yet, you should do that it right about now.) This one is actually on a dish towel, as suggested 🙂
Ok. I think that is enough embroidered projects for the day. No?
As I have said before so many times I enjoy hand sewing and particularly embroidery. It is almost as if I can’t get enough of it. It’s one of those things: doing hand sewing is incredibly relaxing and it makes me feel why don’t I do more?
Oh well. For now, these things are hanging on our walls and being used in our kitchen and looking at them is making me happy 🙂
Do you have a hobby or a craft about which you feel this way too?