Shhhh, don’t tell crochet but I’m having a fling with embroidery. Crochet just got so demanding with its half doubles and magic circles and increasing and decreasing. I really think learning to crochet in a circle will be the death of me.I can do a square though and made this little washcloth for my sisters birthday. I am so happy with the way it striped.
I needed a bit of instant gratification crafting though and for me that means redwork. One colour, no faffing around choosing what goes best with that blue or that shade of green or whatever. Just me, a crisp white piece of fabric and DMC 321.
I had been thinking of stitching this image for a long time but there is a lot of little detail. When I saw it in Soulemama’s flickr I really knew I had to do it though, it just looked so inviting. It was seeing the cushion she turned it into in her book Handmade Home that made me reach for the floss though. Have you seen the book? I’m on a book diet – one book purchase a month…supposedly – and that was supposed to be Octobers purchase but after getting it out of the library this weekend I’m ordering it tomorrow! It’s that good. Everything in it is useful, revelant, can usually be made with what you have on hand and looks great. I’m definitely not returning my library copy until my own copy arrives.
Until then I have a redwork project to sing its siren song and keep me busy. Mothers Day was in May (I think) and I promised my mother a present so I think this will become a cushion for her – just in time for Christmas.
(Edit: the pattern is from here. Thank you Lynn for letting me know.)