This morning I had to get up at 5:45 to drive out to my sister's middle school [she's an 8th grade teacher] because one of her teacher friends asked me to speak to her classes. They have a special program for kids who would be the first person in their family to go to college. So I spoke about how to be successful in high school and college, and what career options are available with a criminal justice degree. Kids love hearing stories about criminals, so I was pretty popular today.
Wow, I got off-topic for a moment there. Sewing, Rebecca, focus on the sewing. So last night I really wanted to sew. Because I wanted to sew, but couldn't let myself be too immersed in a project and then staying up too late, I chose a handwork project.
Are you wanting to get into embroidery but are scared? Then something like this is totally for you.
I found this new Laura Gunn fabric the other day and I'm simply embroidering around one of the shapes with some DMC floss. I happened to have a skein of floss in this deep burgundy/purpley that almost exactly matches the little bits of purple in the fabric. It requires almost no thought and is very relaxing and kind of meditative.
I loved the print for a pillow for my couch but wanted to jazz it up a smidge. Plus using all 6 strands of floss gives it some awesome texture.
I'm linking up over with Katie today, who is celebrating a slower pace of sewing with her Handmade Parade. Yay!