I have always been a 'dabbler'. Throughout my life I have tried lots of craft... patchwork, sewing, knitting in small amounts etc. I just like to try new things. Most things I can be quite o.k at...but really, I am master of none! And that is fine with me, too.
Recently I have been exploring blogs that offer a variety of craft and artistic expression. One of the ones I am in awe and in love with at the moment is Geninnes's Art Blog. She is painter and specialises in sweet, colourful and quirky bird paintings. As a bird lover from way back, it has a lot of appeal to me for this reason.
Multi-talented, Geninne also embroiders, paints rocks and takes amazing photos around her home in Mexico.
On her blog, she offers a free bird embroidery pattern, so when some embroidery cottons were gifted my way just recently, I thought I would give it a go.
While rummaging through my craft supplies, I came across a needle holder that was mine when I was in High School.... Grade 2A to be precise... I was 14! Sorry.. I am not going to divulge how long ago that was! I did love all that we were taught in our Sewing classes... including embroidery. Unfortunately any samples from that period are long gone.
This is my school needle holder - it was old when I first was given it. I love the poem.
Starting with the basics again...back stitch.
Head on over to Geninne's Art Blog for the full pattern.
Today I am linking up with our host, Lori at Studio Waterstone for I Heart Macro. This is a Sunday post for those who love up-close and Macro photography... head on over and take a look at lots of great up close photos.
Bye for now,