Sunday, February 28, 2010
If you decide to embroider our sweet girl..all you need do is to run off a copy here...Then I use tracing paper and trace the pattern in a red Dritz transfer pencil. Then all I need to do, is place the traced pattern transfer side down on my fabric, and iron the transfer on. Then the project is all ready to embroidery. This is also how I do my vintage patterns to keep them intact. I simply trace them off and then use that pattern as my iron on.
I sure wish there were more hours in the day..embroidery stitching goes so slow and easy, and it just takes time to complete...but you know, somehow with my fabric in a little hoop...and beautifully colored threads spilling out of my embroidery basket,in my mind I wander back to softer,sweeter times..somehow, the stitches are so soothing that it's next to impossible to stress and worry...it's just a gentle,calming way to spend some quiet time with yourself. I love to embroidery..I love the beautiful colors..and I love the different patterns and stitches. Thank you granny, for taking the time to teach a little girl..the patience to be still long enough to thread a needle...and to pull that gorgeous color through the fabric..sweet stitch after sweet stitch. Each time I pick up my work, I think of you..and sitting on your bed with all the beautiful silk thread and those boxes and tins of buttons.Somehow,I know you're watching the stitching, smiling and nodding approval..and you're in your sweet apron,with your hair in a bun and a brooch or a pin on your dress...thank you granny..I remember you..and I love and miss you..