As I've visited some of our blogging friends lately, my love for stitchery has been rekindled ~ Friends like Pam From Bear Creek and Kathleen of Yesteryear Embroideries have shared some beautiful examples of their handwork.
Dani of Eagles Wings has even created a darling stitchery blog called China Lake Newsletter with some of her lovely stitchery work, wonderful links and even treasures for purchase as well. You can visit her shop now for a nice giveaway !
Stitching is my first love in the old arts. My sweet friend, Diane, taught me to stitch when we were teenagers. I still recall my first little one inch stitchery of a rooster that I did back then.
For many years, I spent all my free time just stitching away. All my coffee breaks and lunches at the office were spent with needle and thread. That's probably why I weighed only 85 pounds! LOL Guess I need to stitch a lot more now!
Many of my stitcheries hang in the homes of family & friends. But these are a few that I've kept for our home.
And so, I've poured over patterns this week and sorted floss and searched for just the right piece of linen to begin a tiny Thanksgiving sampler. I'm finding that my eyes and back have undergone some changes in the last several years ... could it be that I'm aging? But I won't let that stop me. I'll just get out the magnifier and some fluffy pillows and keep stitching!