Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Freecycle meets embroidery






Through a great freecycle, thank you again, I accepted  custody -- you never really own designs and concepts -- today, of a fabulous treasure trove of cross stitch magazines, thread counters, charts and small kits, and have been totally engrossed in looking and leafing and planning and thinking.  Some of this will come with me to the embroiderers' guild meeting to give as presents, some will go to other friends, some will stay with me.


And some are already on my agenda of items to get to after the current stitching is done.  I like to see how designs can be changed and adapted to other embroidery forms.  Cross stitch can often be needlepoint or surface embroidery, with a bit of thought and planning.  Or it can suddenly demand to be goldwork, if I'm involved in it.

5 comments:

Ash said...

Hm... this gives me an idea. :)Good things come to kind hearts.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow! and Wow again!! You definitely lucked out with this haul. The inspiration in that pile is astronomical!!

Minimiss said...

Wow, that really is a treasure trove. Have fun.

margaret said...

these will keep you busy for a few days, I have about 80 embroidery and cross stitch magazines (Australian) that I would love to pass on to someone but have not found anyone yet, do not want to bin them as I am sure someone somewhere would appreciate them, anyone near Leeds who reads this please get in touch and relieve me!

dogonart said...

Got all wore out thinkin' bout all that work...Lawdy, Lawdy, Miss Lizzie, glad its not a competition.