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Friday, November 27, 2015

Embroidery Notes

I really like knitting, but you can only make so many lace shawls before you run out of places to use them, or people to give them away to.     So I've been thinking about something else I could do during the evening, that I can do while sitting on the couch, watching not too involved tv.

When I was in high school, I used to cross stitch.    I've done away with most of those supplies (save the floss - one can never in good conscience get rid of a good stash), I liked embroidery, and thought it might be nice to take that up again.     So I looked to my trusty visual crack website (aka Pinterest), and starting surfing the Craft/DIY section.    I settled on Jacobean crewel.

At that point, I started looking for kits, and ended up on Etsy.   This is what I ended up buying, because I really liked her style, and it has the added bonus of coming from Australia.   (Check out the stamps from the package below.    Shipping was just a smidge over two weeks, which isn't bad for regular shipping from the other side of the world.)

The kit is awesome - really good illustrations, and a variety of stitches to practice.      So here's to fun alternative week night activity.

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