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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Close your eyes.........

 and see the beauty.
 Author Unknown

Sunday, August 17, 2014

In many of my posts, I have often asked

"what was the seamstress thinking on as she was stitching away at a project?"

For me this week...............I am thinking about Salem
Rest in peace....sweet cat........I miss you.

Monday, August 11, 2014

I have a large embroidery piece that I am still in the process of stitching

and am not ready to show you yet, however, I do want to show you something that I have been working on. Over the years, wonderful people have been giving me vintage crochet pattern booklets.........which I love to collect.........along with boxes of half used crochet thread of all size and colors.  Some have just a small amount of thread left, while others have hardly been used at all.  I love to crochet with small threads.........but what do I do when I only have a small amount of a thread of a certain color or size?? and when I can't find a match to it to make a larger project??

I crochet the small blocks/motifs  shown in the pattern books.......in the first photo , this one is shown in the bottom left corner.  It is small enough to be able to crochet and to finish in just a day.............plus it's a great way to learn more in my crochet skills.  But what do I do with all of these mix match motifs??
The idea came to me a little while back after finding this beautiful piece in a junk store. Someone crocheted  it beautifully and then it was placed between two pieces of glass, sealed, and fixed to hang on a wall.............

or in a window...........isn't this beautiful??
So that is what I am planning to do. 
 I will get glass cut to accommodate the motifs I make and  frame them.   

I have a lot of inspiration and patterns to keep me busy for a while. 
How about you?
Do you like thread crochet?..........or crocheting with yarn better??
What do you do with the little amounts you have left after you are finished with your project?
I would love to hear!