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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Monday, 6 March 2017

1 Year of Stitches

OK so I am a bit late for the start of 2017 but I was so inspired by a friend's work that I just HAD to start one of my own.

So my 1 Year of Stitches begins with a scrap of old white table cloth with an intrinsic ivy leaf design.

My 10" hoop, my trusty embroidery book and the gifted embroidery threads I got in January via Streetlife (which is sadly no more).

I have no plan whatsoever and am just going with the flow.

Started with some Stem Stitch around one of the leaves, then a glance in the book to find an embellished Stem Stitch called Portuguese Stem Stitch to do the veins in the leaf.

Well that is day one done.

1 comment:

Julia Dunnit said...

How lovely, I hope you get a lot of pleasure doing this! I like the go with the flow approach, it'll be very pretty. I'm working on one but it's pre printed! It also use a much smaller hoop (4")... I find it's too much to hold otherwise!!