Having arthritic hands hinders hand-stirching for me but occasionally I like to keep my 'hand' in embroidery.
While packing a bag to head to my house-sitting jaunt, a few weeks ago, I threw a variety of little beige/white fabrics and complimentary threads in a zip-lock to practise what CS makes look so easy.
|the scraps - silks, linen, chiffon and some I don't recognize|
|several hours later (terrible decision maker when it comes to this exercise) almost ready to stitch|
Pieces were switched around a few times before I was happy with my 'sketch'.
Then , the inevitable happened. I was adding so many stitches ... drawing a picture, telling a story !
I can't seem to help myself ! This was looking like all the scenes in my county (Wellington) that I have witnessed this winter ... snow, ice and damaged trees ... a corn field covered in ice and snow. Everywhere a thicket and half-buried fence posts .... but I love it !
Sure, it didn't turn out to be simple ... but maybe next time.
Still stitching, adding broken wire fencing ... stay tuned.
ps: CS; thanks for the inspiration ;) ... this has been the best solution when I am only gone for a week.