Monday, January 05, 2009

couch crafting

Tell me. What is about cold weather that makes me want to needle craft? Is is that my work bench in the garage seems such a cold place to be? Is it the warmth of a project laying across my lap? Is it the quiet pull of the string that reminds me of the snow falling softly on my parents home in the mountains?

I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this embroidery project. It will most likely end up incorporated into an apron.

If you are interested in vintage embroidery, there are many free patterns to be found online. This little scottie dog appeared in Women's Weekly on October 30th, 1937.

I started this baby blanket on the ride to Utah. I'm thinking of adding a little embroidered squirrel to one corner. If I'm lucky, someone I know will have a baby next fall to gift it to.

4 comments:

Laura said...

If I didn't have four kids already, I would get pregnant TONIGHT just to get a gift from you!!!

Your posts are so lovely and calming. I just ran upstairs for a blog peak, while helping kids with homework and making dinner....I feel like I just took a mini vacation!

And now I want to craft....maybe after the laundry???

To Play The Spoons said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, it's beautiful. It is such a coincidence that you are writing about knitting and crocheting when just the other day I thought I might like to learn. It seems to be a very calming and pleasurable act. Just looking at your photos of what you are making I find peace. I hope to go pick up some yarn tonight and take my first knit. Thanks for inspiring me.

To Play The Spoons said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, it's beautiful. It is such a coincidence that you are writing about knitting and crocheting when just the other day I thought I might like to learn. It seems to be a very calming and pleasurable act. Just looking at your photos of what you are making I find peace. I hope to go pick up some yarn tonight and take my first knit. Thanks for inspiring me.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Thanks for sharing the flickr link :) I have been wanting to embroider more . . . I love what you are working on!