Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Embroidery bug!

While 2012 Olympic fever has filled the house, my 10 year old and I have caught the embroidery bug! I bought a lovely book called Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray

I set my daughter the task of creating a sample of all the stitches, shown in the front of the book.
Progress was good...some frustration too!
Once she completed the apprenticeship, she was away, tracing the motifs and marking them on the white fabric.
Here's what she did..

The green duckling was a creation from Lace Club,
run by a teacher my daughter's school.

I also got involved in the bug and made an elephant - soon to be properly framed.

Luckily for us, my mum was visiting and she organised the stray and messy threads! Thanks mum x

Now our neighbour has returned from holiday she is now creating a sample of stitches, the embroidery bug is infectious!


  1. Good for you... enjoy all the quiet stitching moments. As a child I was occupied for many wonderful hours with my Mum as we embroidered simple images together. Happy memories are made like that....

    1. Good to hear about your stitching memories, June. Happy summer...Alli

  2. Lovely work of your daughters. Liz