I have to admit, guys, I haven't really been stitching anything lately! My embroidery mojo done gone and left me, almost a year ago now. I've tried to kickstart it here and there, but it's nowhere to be seen. I last saw it while starting this project:
When I last took up a needle and floss, about a year ago, I was playing with combining patchwork and embroidery, the two needlecrafts I loved most at that time. I didn't want to have to choose just one in a project! I bought the pattern for this design on eBay, a 1930s embroidery transfer, and traced it to a piece of very basic patchwork.
I was stitching a sort of repeated backstitch, in rows to make thicker lines without resorting to a bulky thread (the threads I was using here are a size 16 perle cotton). I love the effect so much, and it was very enjoyable to stitch. I don't know where my embroidery mojo has gone off to, but revisiting this project, even just to take photos, does remind me how much I was enjoying this!
Perhaps there's hope for my stitchy mojo yet!
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