Hi loves! Remember when I mentioned feeling super inspired to revamp some of my content? With that inspiration comes a new blog series that starts today, “Ten things I love”. Each volume in this series will include a different topic. I’m super excited about this and all the topics we can effortlessly chat about in the comments. It’s going to be great.
For volume 1 the topic is on embroidery. I started stitching a couple of weeks ago, and it’s like I can’t stop. It’s been so fun to stretch myself in new creative ways, too. I know my stitching is imperfect, but there’s so much beauty in trying something new and actually finishing, right? It’s so easy to quit or fuss over perfection, but with embroidery I’m embracing it and truly loving learning more about it. Anywhoo, here’s my list…
Ten things I love about embroidery:
1. working with a needle and thread is ultra relaxing and it’s my current naptime activity
2. speaking of thread, the thread color options feel endless
3. apparently I love vintage-turned-modern skills (sewing, anyone?)
4. Wild Olive is a fantastic online embroidery teacher, something that’s important to me as I use The Internet to learn new creative trades
5. once you learn a couple stitch basics you can follow a pattern or you can make up your own super easily
6. it’s basic enough that you can start & stop stitching pretty easily, should you have a suddenly get up and chase after a cute toddler boy ;)
7. one of my favorite fabric designers sells embroidery patterns
8. many women in my family embroider or cross-stitch, so embroidering makes me feel closer to my family history
9. I’m currently working on a 3-part hoop series with three of my favorite words being used: brave, grace and love (above photo). I can’t wait to show you the finished set.
10. How inspiring are these embroidery kits?
How about you? Are you obsessed with embroidery like I am? Do you have moms and grandmas and aunts in your family that inspire you to learn more about stitching? What craft is “ultra relaxing” to you — or maybe it’s not a craft, but a past time that’s dear to you none the less? Chat with you in the comments…