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Time for a Blog Post

Time for a Blog Post

I admit that lately my mental energy for certain things, including blog writing, has been at a low. So low I had to think about if I even wanted to continue. I was talking to my mother about it yesterday. She gave blogging a try. She managed a grand total of 3 posts before she …

Embroidery Journal Project

Embroidery Journal Project

I finished my project yesterday evening. It has some personal meaning which I will explain, but first the project: The technical details. I painted the background fabric with watercolor. I wanted a rainbow of color to contrast with the instrument’s black. I stitched the instrument next. I used silver beads and metallic threads for details. …

Dragronfly Project

Dragronfly Project

I’ve started a new project this week! I have been thinking about doing something with a dragonfly for awhile, and now I have come up with a design that I liked. I am deliberately going a little slow. I want to think a little before I just start throwing stitches down. Texture and color are …

Crewel Crazy

Crewel Crazy

I can’t help it, the wool is beautiful to feel and see. My “new” book came in the mail this week: It’s 50 years old, but it’s easily the best book on crewel embroidery that I have seen so far. It’s not a pattern book and only some of the pictures are color. But it …

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