All this work on creative embroidery has reminded me just how much I love fine embroidery. I am quite uncoordinated, as you have probably gathered. I can trip over my own feet, have a long list of broken bones and the mess I have made stretches for miles! I have spent a lifetime refining my embroidery skills, even though I am not a 'natural' embroiderer. Now in my old age I feel that I have reached a skill level better than my grandmother, who was my model. Having to stitch 'untidily' for the last challenge was mental torture and I just couldn't do it.
But, I can still improve my skills, which I keep trying to do. When I look at the work of Elizabetta Sforza I see the next level I would like to attain. I have often thought about putting some embroidery on my clothing, and never done anything about it. But in her last post she had this simple embroidery on a linen dress.
I could do that.
What I would like to do is this.
The stitching is beautiful and the finish perfection. This is the next mountain I want to climb.