Update a Few Hours later:
Over the past week I have squeezed out some time to get a small hand embroidery piece ready for stitching, I managed to prepare it for the light box so I could trace the pattern onto the fabric.
|waiting on the light box|
|traced and ready for stitching|
As I mentioned at the start of this post things have quieted down I made my drop off at the post office and orders are trickling in for tomorrow's shipping so I have time to get in some 'Me' time so I
put in a few stitches, I am loving the blue thread and if you enlarge the photo you can see the fabric
has a white on white design, I wanted to experiment with my ability to trace on a printed fabric as well as stitch on the fabric too. I mentioned this is a practice piece I didn't use a hoop while stitching, I opted not to use crayon tinting as I had first planned because frankly I didn't have enough time I really wanted to get in the stitching because it relaxes me.
I can work another piece with crayon tinting in the near future, I wanted to see if there was much difference coloring on the white on white fabric. I love Celtic Knot motifs and have used them often in other needlework projects.
This pattern is a free pattern from one of my favorite websites Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread
I love this site and return often when I am stuck and need a refresher on a stitch, a technique or just to admire her lovely work. This is the site that has inspired me to once again pick up my needle and get back to hand embroidery.