The simple bliss of needle and thread

I am doing something I haven’t done before, and it is pure delight.

I am playing with yarn and fabric, turning black markings into beautiful stitches, learning so many techniques as I play. This is connecting me with my child self who hated the embroidering she had to do at school but who was so proud of finishing the sampler.

I always thought that techniques other than cross stitch were impossible to learn and now I completely enjoy the progress I have no idea what I meant.

And I have just started making this beauty. I have so much to learn, so much to play.

Giddy with joy!

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