On the way to my mailbox via snail mail is Sew Lovely Embroidery’s Running with Scissors pattern set. I’m itching to stitch the cute gal who’s doing needlework in the tree . . . because if *I* could comfortably sit up in a tree and stitch, I totally would!!
Current needlework by others that’s inspiring me to pick up my needle again:
~ Snifferooski‘s take on the Running with Scissors pattern set — one design completed and a second design in progress (check out her satin stitching on the hair!). Snifferooski is setting the bar high on these patterns, y’all!!
~ Giddy99′s “Duvet Project” — I think this is such a cool idea!! It’d be a wonderful way to stitch up the bazillion freebie and purchased patterns that live in my laptop, that haven’t been stitched up yet because I don’t have an end project in mind for them. (I have a problem about not being able to stitch something up if I don’t know what I’m going to do with it once it’s stitched — I’m envious of people who can stitch things up and then store them away until they have a purpose for them! I’d like to BE one of those people someday.) Having an ongoing project like this one might be just the excuse I need to work on some of those languishing-inside-the-laptop patterns.
~ The “All Creatures Great & Small” projects by Emily of The Floss Box — I love the variety of textures and stitches Emily’s used in these projects.
~ The “Stitch Play” posts by Mary Corbet of Needle-n-Thread — I’m not especially creative with how I use stitches, so these posts help me look at stitches in a new way.
~ The “January Reflections” crazy quilt project by Susan Elliott of Plays With Needles — Susan’s projects never fail to have me ooh’ing and aah’ing at my computer monitor, and this project is no exception. There are some great tips on the Q&A post relating to this project. Susan really thinks outside the box in how she uses materials, and, as someone who tends to remain in the box creativity-wise, I glean so much from her creativity!