Monday, 9 August 2010

Shhh - a secret project!

I'm finding myself getting more and more into embroidery. It's so easily pick up and put downable, and I'm especially enjoying this particular project because it's a lot like colouring-in. So relaxing! So little brain work involved!

I'll have to keep this project a bit of a secret for now as it's one of a series I'm doing as wedding presents for the three upcoming weddings that we're having to miss while we wait for the baby to arrive and for everyone involved to return to full health. The last wedding I went to was at the end of May and I spent most of the day sitting very very still, before heading off to bed at 8pm in a lot of pain. So you can understand why I don't fancy doing it all again, but with a tiny baby in tow. All I'll say for now is that the project was inspired by this one, over at the colourful blog of 14countess, as well as this one, where thanks to Penguin and Fish and my trusty 1963 pamphlet of stitches, I learned how to whip up French knots.


Elspeth said...

I tried to teach myself some basic embroidery a while back... Every time I start something I get it half-finished and forget about it. Doh.

Maybe I'd be more sucessful trying something like knitting?

Mary Poppins said...

I have too had a little go at it, I think is a nice thing to do whilst watching the t.v. perhaps. Congratulations you won my Dorset Cereals giveaway :0)If you could email me your details I can forward on to dorset cereals to send out you case of cereals