a crafty post: embroidery


I meant to post this yesterday but didn’t get time to. oh well. I’m here now.

I’ve been really crafty lately and have lots to post on this subject. I thought I’d start with this. I ordered some Mitch O’Connell pin-up girl templates from Sublime Stitching and transfered them to a tea towel. This is one of the patterns. I’m not sure what caused me to order pin-up girls because I’m not really into them and I never have been, but oh well. This was really fun to do. I could really get into embroidery. Actually, I think I already have. I love it. It’s really fun and very easy to do. But, still, just challenging enough to keep my mind occupied. I could never really get into cross-stitch for some reason.

I remember really loving embroidery as a kid. My mom showed me how to do it and I really got into it. It’s something that my grandmother on my dad’s side really loved to do. She would embroider pillowcases and give them to us as gifts. I still have some of her beautiful pillowcases, stored away in my cedar chest. I think it’s kind of cool that I’m carrying on the hobbies of my two grandmothers. My Granny Franny loved embroidery and my Granny Mary loved knitting.