This piece has been sitting, waiting to be finished since last June. I thought it was high time I put needle to paper and finished it up.
It feels good to finish things.
It has been quite a while, and a lot of things have happened in my non-stitching life, one being a pretty major shoulder surgery.
I’m slowly getting back to making things. This piece is for a retiring co-worker who has been known to curse quite a bit (though less now than when I first met him), and who holds lots of institutional knowledge about our accounting, contracts and finance systems.
I am looking forward to itching my stitching urge and getting back to pulling in elements like dried flowers, and other bits from nature, so watch this space!
I know I said that I didn’t see much Hedebo in my future, but I had it in my head that I was going to do it on paper.
So I tested out some different threads — perle cotton, vintage Coats and Clark, and tatting threads.
I’m not sure it will work out entirely in the end, but I’m going to give it a really good try. I have to say, it feels good to have an idea percolating. I’ve been feeling lazy lately. But it’s probably because I’ve had too much happening in my work-life. Someone please remind me that making things keeps me sane; every once in a while I seem to forget.
Just like last year, I wanted to be sure I did a little stitching on my summer vacation.
First, I wanted to try to figure out how Hedebo embroidery might work.
I still don’t have my switching to a new thread technique down. I don’t think I’ll be doing a bunch of this type of embroidery, but every once in a while, I think it’d be fun.
I also did a few little unplanned pieces.
This first week back to regular schedule has been a little bit rough. I’m hoping to be able to get in some stitching time this weekend. (Or else I might go a little bit crazy!)