It's interesting that when I go to craft and fabric stores I begin to think that hand embroidery is becoming a dying hobby what with all the machine embroidery. One of my local stores is no longer carrying DMC thread but a brand called "Sullivan". I'm not sure about it so far, but I did get some for an apron project. I usually order on-line but sometimes it's fun to go into an actual needlework store. Perhaps machine embroidery will take over hand embroidery, but then again knitting has made a come-back so who knows. Quilting is so big, but I just can't face sitting in front of a sewing machine for hours on end, and all that measuring and cutting and pinning -- I don't even do 'counted' projects - I prefer the stamped stuff because it's a little more mindless.
I've got other projects that I'm doing, but most of what I've been working on are flour sack tea towels. They supply the towels and I put on the design.
Otherwise, I get something on sale and finish it. It's hard to know what to do with all the projects. I'd probably do more interesting and challenging projects if I knew what to do with them.
I am trying to learn a technique called Brazilian embroidery and am finding that I'm not too good at it. But, it IS beautiful and I love the shiny rayon thread. It's different to work with and I don't yet have the hang of it.
Found this pillow kit on sale so I got it in two colors. It works up quickly.
Another sale item that worked up fairly quickly. I wanted to use a new lap thing so I did this scene. Now to frame it.
I'm currently working on a a cross stitch lap quilt top. Now I have no idea how to finish the quilt top, but what the heck......one step at a time.
Thanks for visiting.
Hope Spring is on the way where you are.