So I didn't try much else until a few months ago, which is sad because before quilting, handwork of just about any kind was totally my thing. It is what it is though and in June, I decided to try hexies, the modern kind, and they did make me happy and keep me entertained for a few weeks. I knew though that they weren't a long-term solution for me.
So now. Let's try embroidery! One of the very first types of handwork I ever did, I used to love it as a girl, and my mom taught me oodles of fancy stitches. That all came back as I've seen Dropcloth Samplers show up on Instagram lately. So I ordered the "Original Sampler," which measures 10"x12". The stitches are labeled, which is kind of fun, and I was familiar with most of them though not all. It seemed like a good place to start. Again.
Considering I'd given all my perle cotton to daughter dear a while back, I randomly chose some colors and ordered from Herrschners. I found an old metal hoop from my early days, and got started over the weekend. Who knows how far I'll get, but so far it feels good!
You can find this sampler and others on the Dropcloth website, plus see them on Instagram @dropcloth, and at hashtag #dropclothsamplers. And I'm curious. If embroidery is your thing, where do you find project pieces? You know, in case I actually finish this...