Showing posts from February, 2014

Stitchery fun

February has been a bit grim around here, hence the longer than usual radio silence in these parts. I've had very little time for crafty pursuits, but I have managed to work steadily away on my first embroidery sampler, using that gorgeous thread I bought ever so many months ago. I found this little sampler on Pinterest (through Sarah, I think), and have been really enjoying learning each of the different stitches, though I haven't yet had the confidence to attack the French knots or bullion roses. (Those are the blank spots below!)

I've been using Aimee Ray's Doodle Stitching(another recommendation from Sarah, the embroidery queen!) to guide me through each of the stitches, and the instructions have been unfailingly simple and accessible. I can't seem to wrap my head around those for the pesky French knots, though, more from my own lack of imagination than anything else, I think, and there's nothing on bullion roses, so I think a trawl on Youtube might be neces…