I don't like watching television in the evening without
having something to work on in my hands. I just can't
pop a Netflix DVD in the player, or tune into a channel
with a good movie which will run for two hours or so....
unless I'm creating a little something pretty, or useful,
and feeling I'm not wasting precious time.
Last evening I decided to attempt some simple embroidery......having
seen Lorrie of Fabric Paper Thread with pretty Spring
colored threads recently doing similar. She brought back
memories of my embroidery efforts as child......my mum
was always giving me tray cloths, napkins, and table runners
to work on having stitched some beautiful pieces herself.
So I started last night just trying some free form French
knots, then other stitches, doing what I recall from
childhood, nothing elaborate, just a corner from my garden.
Last week I picked up a beautiful book at the
used book shop - Glorifilia by two English sisters
who have/had a shop in London.
Does anyone know if it's still there?
The projects, based on Venetian needlework, are way
beyond me, however the book is beautiful and
there is this.........
.............tucked away in the back - instructions for
some of the more elaborate stitches that I've forgotten
over the years and which I'll have to practice.
I've still got knitting projects to complete and I do
want to teach myself to crochet, but right now I'm
enjoying poking a needle through linen.....and it's going
to be hard not buying up a whole lot of DMC thread - the
colors are so beautiful!