I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Friday, May 9, 2008

What I like most about blogging

When I first heard about blogging from a friend, I didn't think I would really enjoy it or have time for it. I really thought it was just an "open book diary " of sorts. Even though it is, in a way, it has been so much more for me. I have made some of the sweetest friends through this wonderful vice and I have never met one face to face!{: I love the blogging because for me ,I have found people who share a common thread for the same things I am interested in. I am in awe of the talented and creative people who reside here in blog land. With embroidery being my passion, I have always had a goal to somehow get others "on fire" about the art of embroidery. I am so thrilled when you comment on my blog telling me that you have started embroidering! I also love to hear of how others used to embroider. So thank you all for making this blogging experience a wonderful journey. I find a way to make time to blog and I pick a day to just take a break from the hustles of life and to read your wonderful posts, take a look at your wonderful creations, and even learn a thing or two! I am so glad to have found this wonderful outlet.

This is a set of leaves I designed for counted cross stitch. I love leaves and I love changing seasons. Above is a fall leaf(in orange) and a winter leaf. I tried to capture winter by making holes in the winter leaf.

Here is the spring and summer leaf. If you look closely at the summer leaf, you will see a lady bug hiding in the corner!
Here are all the leaves together in one sampler, separated by drawn thread work. On the picture frame I have the verse.... To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1.
I have had several friends, like Doris, who have asked if I am able to sell my pieces after I have put so much work into them. Yes. If I like a certain piece a lot, I will make one for myself. Usually, for a customer, it is a design I have drawn up to suit their taste so I am not that attached to it. Most of all I want to see my work adorn peoples tables, bedrooms and baths. So thank you all for taking time to read and to leave your sweet comments. Even if all I have to show is a plot of dirt and a few sprouts, you are always there with something sweet to say! Blessings to you all!{:


LindaSueBuhl said...

I'll never be one of the people adding to the embroidery craft myself but I love to come by and see what beautiful things you are creating now. Your joy in the design and execution of your designs is so evident. You are certainly right - blogging lets us "drop in" without having to even get out of our jammies! Have a beautiful Mother's Day - those of us who are not moms honor the love inherent in the name Mother.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I feel the same way, Kathleen... it's been so nice to meet such wonderful people through this blogging thing... it's truly been a blessing.
I love leaves, too.. fall is my favorite time of the year. And I love the little ladybug- that is so cute!

Beverly said...

Well, your blog is definitely an inspiration to embroiderers. You do such lovely work!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Kathleen!

I am soooo grateful I have met you through blogging! Wonderful women like yourself make my day, each day! I can always feel your sweet spirit!

Have a blessed week!


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I'm sooo glad that you like to blog, too, so you can share your beautiful work and inspire us to be creative!