Long and short stitch is not as easy as it should be!Read More
I have finally been able to find some stitching time. The last few months have been a trial, it must be said. I have been meaning to try out some crewel work for some time now and have been building up a stash of Appleton's wool. Some members of the household weren't as enthusiastic about my attention being on the embroidery, and attempted to fight for some lap space.I'm working on a crewel kit that I found on eBay - an old Elsa Williams pattern of a squirrel and some pine cones. It's great fun, I'm really loving working with wool.
One good thing about going to work this Monday was that I received lots of goodies in the post. I've been wanting to try crewel wool embroidery and I found a great sale at The Stitch Store so I was able to load up on some lovely Appleton's crewel wool at half price! Plus I ordered some fabrics and a few DMC threads I needed... and a few other bits and pieces! I also received a bunch of flexi hoop frames that I got a snapped up cheap on eBay. Oh and a book about teaching your dog tricks which I ordered off Amazon. I'm thinking that Billie is a hopeless case when it comes to tricks, but I'm determined to prove myself wrong. Can't wait to get started on all this stuff. Do you think they'd miss me at work if I didn't show up for a few weeks?