Since tomorrow’s Theme Thursday topic is “Craft”, I thought I’d get a little warmup in with this week’s What We’re Reading post.
Ever since seeing someone in my Instagram feed showing off her embroidery, I wanted to try. I wish I could remember who it was. There was this amazing reindeer picture I particularly loved- maybe Rudolph? All cute and stylized? Oh man. If you’re reading this, Embroidering Instagrammer, please stand up. That piece was so cute it convinced me that embroidery may not be something limited to Amish housewives and shockingly oppressed royals in fantasy novels.
But since I know exactly zero about embroidery except some vague memory of my mom teaching me how to do French knots…?, I went to the magical land of Amazon, where all knowledge dwells, and bought this book:
Now, since I’m realizing there’s a huge difference between the ability to gather knowledge and the wisdom of experience, I needed a book that would assume I was a total moron without making me feel like one. This book seems to be it. There is a detailed stitch library at the beginning with directions so clear that if I can’t get it after looking, then it’s nobody’s fault but mine.
The second section is a project gallery. Did you know you could embroider Converse sneakers? Probably you did. I didn’t. Can you imagine how happy Lotus would be if I embroidered her a pair white Converse with TARDISes? She wold be the happiest little nerd in Our Lady’s First School for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs.
In the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t actually picked up a needle and attempted any of these stitches yet, but that’s because the annual Donaldson Women’s Quilt of the Year isn’t quite finished. But I have hope- oh I have such hopes.
Go join J to the essi for more good reads.