The after effects of the eye operation

Some 'Silly Stitching'

My definition of 'Silly Stitching'  is something that can be done on a hand frame, isn't too mentally challenging and I can talk to friends whilst I stitch.  I don't seem to have anything that matches that description at the moment.  So when an add for a 'learn to stitch' sampler turned up in my inbox I paid attention.  I also paid attention because the shop sending the add was "Purl Solo" in New York.  One of my favourite shops in the whole world, well in the top 5!

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The Sampler is simple and stunning.  Precision of stitching will be of the essence because of the simplicity of the design.  I will have to be careful what letter I work on whilst I'm chatting to friends.

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The letters and style are very similar to those found in Elsie Svennas' book "A handbook of Lettering for Stitchers".  You can still buy this book on Amazon.

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But you can also obtain it as a free PDF down load here.  I saw some linen fabric like this last week and I'm sure I have that thread.  Looks like I have found my next silly stitching piece.  I could just buy the kit and save myself the trouble of making patterns and sourcing materials. The kit has weeks dye works linen which is really nice to stitch on. 




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I try always to have something like that on the go. At the moment it's a pair of crochet fingerless gloves, not embroidery at all!

Carolyn Foley

Yes it is good to have somethings like that. At the moment my knitting forces me to think.

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