July 30, 2008

Stitching and Relaxing

Elise had very kindly shared her extra set of Wee Wonderfuls Summer Stitchettes with me, um, last summer so I decided I should stitch up one of those. Out came the iron, muslin, hoop, and floss. Down I sat in the long absent sun for a few hours of stitching.

Toe-tapping Tilly

This pattern was a big leap from my first jaunt into embroidery and I'm very impressed with the results. Except for hair of gold my Tilly looks just like the postcard included with the pattern. It gives me the boost in confidence I need to take on more embroidery projects. I don't want Tilly to get lonely so I have to bring Ruby, Anna, and Sam to life. Eventually these girls of summer will be turned into little dolls.

Next up Mosaic

Surprisingly my favorite part of the project is invisible to everyone else. I had not expected to find myself so completely relaxed. During my first project I was so busy looking between the book and fabric to make sure it was perfect that I missed the quietness of it. The steady rhythm of the needle and the sound of the floss being pulled through the fabric couldn't help but quiet my mind. It's this sort of relaxation that I need to pay more attention to.

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

I love that sound. This looks lovely, look forward to seeing the others