I love to embroider. The sad thing is that I get so busy with other things that I forget how much I love it. (And I also forget how to do certain stitches.)
I have a book that I love. And all I have to do is open the book and my heart starts racing and I'm ready to grab some needle and thread! The book is called Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart.
I recently started a new project that I am excited about. I'm using some of my vintage feedsack fabric scraps that I absolutely adore!
I cut designs and ironed them on to pieces of muslin, drew in some of the lines and designs, then began some simple embroidery stitches.
Isn't the blanket stitch the sweetest? It is one of my favorites.
I love that you don't need much to embroider. Needle, thread and little scissors. (And my favorite book of stitches!)
I'm not going to divulge the full project because I'm not finished and because I don't know the end result quite yet! But this lovely old window that was given to me is part of the package!
Don't you think old windows, vintage feedsack fabric, and embroidery just go hand in hand together?
I've got a lot of stitching left to go, and quite a bit of figuring to get it all together. But, in my mind it makes sense!
Do you ever have a project that makes perfect sense in your mind.... and then doesn't work?
This might be one of those.
I'll keep you posted!