I used to be in love with embroidery years ago. I even still have some of the embroidery books I bought back then…
But as with all the other forms of sewing I used to practice in my youth (English patchwork, dressmaking, cross stitch) I grew up, started going out in the evenings, and stopped doing them.
I carried on buying bits and bobs like tray cloths and vintage tablecloths when they appeared in charity shops. I just stopped making time to actually do it.
But recently, since I more or less stopped having a social life and decided not to drink wine in the evenings at home quite so often, I have found that I can now start to fiddle with stuff whilst I veg on the sofa.
Embroidery may just become my new fiddle.
Though obviously, a mouse whisker here and a cat smile there does not compare with the wondrousness of these floral fancies…
So anyway, I’ve begun a new pinterest board, to collect inspiration. So that the momentum for embroidery fiddling doesn’t just slip away again.
I’ve called it stitchery witchery. There are some lovely things on my pinterest board, though I do say so myself.
All of these pictures are on it and I will be collecting more as I go along.
If you click through to pinterest itself you can find the sources of these images.
So much inspiration out there!
No fiddling required. ♥