Embroidery on my mind.

Embroidery on my mind.

There’s a feeling you get when you’ve rediscovered a craft or hobby you’ve not touched for ages, maybe years.

Suddenly you can loose hours (again) on Pinterest, pinning all the things you want to make (copy).

You start filling an unreasonably large basket on Amazon/Hobbycraft without much thought as to exactly how many spare hours you have at your disposal.

I have a medium sized stash of yarn. I have a greater stash of fabric.Β I don’t (really) need a stash of something else.

With my stitching improving, becoming smaller, neater and more consistent, I have a need to embellish every day things with embroidery. Do you think I can mange to embroider 8 linen napkins for my Mother’s birthday on 8th February? Probably not.

I have in mind

linen embroidered pouches for keeping my jewelry separate

embroidered-purse2

a couple of matching embroidered cushions

yumiko-higuchi

an embellished linen table runner

table-runner

an embroidered glasses case

glasses-case

embroidered napkins for all my girlfriends birthdays this year

cow-parsley

a whole wall of the downstairs loo covered in embroidery samples

To add to my old Quality Street tin full of embroidery skeins odds and ends I’ve just ordered a job lot of 36 DMC skeins and an embroidery hoop stand that you sit on! Hopefully I’ll find some linen in my stash.

Love, Lucie xx

 

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I like your embroidery inspiration choices! Like many crafts there a lot of lovely things out there, and a lot of things that I could tactfully say are ‘not my taste’ or less tactfully ‘ugly’. You have good taste, in my humble opinion x

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  2. you certainly will be busy ,enjoy.

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  3. I just died with your choices. They are gorgeous. As I scrolled down, I kept telling myself, “Oh, I love that one….no, wait, I love that one more” (repeated with every new picture.)

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  4. Ooh how lovely… I’m glad I’m not alone with the excitement when it comes to getting re-immersed in an old hobby!

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  5. You make me want to take up embroidery but I’ll try to resist.. I think those red trees are my favourite – and those jellyfish things. I’m still thinking about re-taking up crochet so I’ll leave it at that for now. I look forward to seeing what you create and I am trying to get my head round sitting on an embroidery hoop – it sounds pretty uncomfortable to me πŸ˜‰

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  6. beautiful! Embroidery on linen – so classy. Yes, I think you can make some napkins for your mother. Not sure about 8, but do they all have to be complete to give them to her? πŸ™‚

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  7. Gorgeous. But stop tempting me. πŸ™‚

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  8. Mother here! The linen napkins sound georgeous, but two would be sufficient for ladies who take tea. And they would be embroidered by you. Xx

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  9. This is all too tempting! I’m loving the jewellery pouch, having one as well as making one…..something else on my to do list! πŸ˜€

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  10. please don’t tempt me!! I already have too many sewing things on the go and there is something so lovely about these things

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  11. I am still a maker of stuff we need so embroidery is off my radar at the moment and I have pledged not to buy any craft materials for a whole year – surprisingly January has been a breeze – there is just so much stuff in this house!! Jo x

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  12. I monogrammed some napkins a while back and loved it but just don’t seem to find the time any more. Love the penultimate one in the hoop – reminds me of that cowl necked top you made a couple of years ago.

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  13. I love all the ideas you found! So beautiful! I’m also very glad to see your back to blogging – I missed you!

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  14. I love these ideas. They are great for dipping into too as they are all relatively small projects which will keep you engaged! Love the bumble bee and flower sample next to him.

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