Thursday, 4 December 2008

Sharp needles

All year my friend Beverley and I have been conniving to escape for a mid-week getaway to go to an embroidery workshop run by Lyn Piper from Highlands Country Stitches and held at luxurious Mildenhall. Work, work, work always got in the way. But yesterday we were both able to escape the shackles of the office and head up the highway to Bundanoon. Luckily for me, I was a passenger, so some knitting was done.

We spent most of Wednesday stitching with very pointy needles - interrupted only by coffee and passionfruit shortbread for morning tea, and souffle and pear and parmesan salad for lunch, hosted by the lovely Karen who runs Mildenhall.

I rediscovered a love of pointy needles and shiny thread and I embroidered a little handtowel with irises (no photo, as it's not really that good).

Some knitting was also done on the trip home, even while sitting on the roadside waiting for the NRMA to rescue us.

But...

This little trip has actually helped me rediscover a delight for using small, very sharp needles. I'm joining others in Meet me at Mikes xmas stocking stitchalong. It's cute. And it's a work in progress.

First, we trace a stocking outline and sweet little xmas pattern, using the window as a light box...

Then, we start stitching...
I'm having fun.

4 comments:

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

OH! Good for you, Nettie!
I love your photos too!
xx pip

Hashi said...

I love embroidery too. You've inspired me to continue with that country cottage garden I started back when Mum had her aorta surgery ....

Michelle said...

Yay for sharp needles!! I joined in too - hoping to get the tracing down tonight!

Ulla said...

That's a cute little bird! Will you show the stocking all finished?