I've been very, very slow in getting back to stitching after our Texas trip. I'm not sure why - or exactly how I've been filling my days, except for cleaning - but I'm finally getting back to it.
I finished writing a new pattern tonight, just waiting on the photoshoot tomorrow, please oh please let the sun come out. This is a design that's been in my head for over 20 years! I'm so glad to get it out and un-clutter my brain a bit.
And do you remember this?
I had started quilting it, hated it, threw it out and last night I re-drew it as a stitchery. Oh the bliss - I love it much better.
One thing I have been doing over the past couple of weeks, is thinking about my little design business. Re-defining my goals, solidifying what I want to make - and I've come to the conclusion that what I really love is hand embroidery. Taking a drawing and seeing it come to life with needle and floss is my greatest love. I also love coloring it in with crayon, so you'll see more of that! I still do love applique, and I'm sure there are more applique quilts in my future, but embroidery is my passion. It feels good to finally acknowledge that, to see myself a little more clearly.
I've also been able to get around and visit you all a bit - what fun that was!!! I'm not planning any more trips in the near future, so I'm sure I'll be around a bit more and won't get another 500 posts stacked up in my reader - lol!
See you soon!