Saturday, July 31, 2010

A New Craft Interest

I recently saw a book on Crewel Embroidery online so I ordered it. This turned out to be a great book with beautiful, modern Crewel designs. I did what I usually do when I get interested in something. I bought more books. Luckily and by chance, Rochester, New York has a fantastic store just for embroidery. They had everything I think anyone could want. The owner was quite knowledgable and when I showed her the book she was interested in why I got interested in this kind of embroidery as opposed to the more traditional embroidery. I told her that it generally went along with my style and I thought it would be a great addition to some quilting projects so she started me off with a hoop and thread. Usually I begin to get too anxious to start something at this point, afraid I won't be able to do it but we were going on vacation and it seemed the perfect time and size to try something new and so I did. As you can see (pictures to follow) I'm just at the beginning, but it's pretty easy and the shapes are fun and there are hundred, if not thousands of colors and types of yarn. Now I'm anxious to add a little embroidery to a quilt I started. I'll try it out soon. If you're interested in it, try it. It's really pretty easy. The book I bought first is entitled, "the new crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy. Have fun if you try it!


  1. Minna, I am someone who just read your comment on "acommonplacelife" at least I think that was the one. You sound very discouraged. I think you are a giver. You listen to those you love and you remember and then you surprise them with the things you know they will love. For some reason you and other givers often find themselves only giving and can feel like no one really listens or cares about them. Sometimes I want to get someone something and I can't for whatever reason and so I play the game "In my heart" In my heart I just left you this wonderful new novel at your front door. I didn't leave it on the steps because knowing you have a bad back I found the cutest little table to set by your door. I loved that it was natural would with that silly decal on the front drawer. It's small and I'm sure it won't be in the way. I placed your new book on there. It's House Rules by Jodi Picoult. It's a great novel and you will love the characters. The mom like you is a giver.