So, the last day of the year. Not a great year. Lots went wrong but some things were good. I am still trying to sort out just where the balance is. This pandemic seems to be deepening and makes one feel very, well, not quite unsafe, probably unsure about what is to come. I have just about finished clearing out all the extra fabric from my sewing room. It didn't really clear a lot of space, which is surprising as I had 5 large shopping bags full to donate to the Guild or the Op shop. Some of the embroidery kits I bought back in the 1970's when we were in Europe. I am never going to finish them, better they go to a new home.
There were a few things I just couldn't part with. Like this piece of Marimekko fabric from 1981. I was going to make it into a wall hanging but now it is a table cloth for my patio table.
And this quick drawing my friend Pam did for me on a piece of fabric. I might have to frame this one.
Some Ukranian work, I didn't finish, and this piece of Limerick Lace stitched by my grandmother and great grand mother.
And I found my old darning mushroom that my grandmother gave to me.
As to stitching, all I seem to see lately in my research is canvas work. Firstly Rachel on her blog with some new delicious stitches. Then I have seen all this wonderful work on the Royal School of Needlework's site. I just love this post box and although this is worked on linen not canvas it still uses the same stitches. This piece is by Ayako Tanihata.
And how about this piece by Sally Randall? (I wonder when she is coming home? She may never get out of the U.K.!)
Luckily for me I only found one piece of fabric suitable for canvas work so I'm not giving in just yet because I have a long list of other things I want to stitch, but it is tempting.
Roll on 2022.