As far as projects go, lately I’ve been focusing on the Mission Rose quite a bit here on Needle ‘n Thread.
The Mission Rose is my Blog Project right now – the project that I’m showing step-by-step on the website, in order to demonstrate how embroidery projects develop, in order to demonstrate techniques, in order to offer little tips along the way that you can apply to your own embroidery, and so forth.
I like to have a major Blog Project going because it gives me a kind of coherent series or theme to develop on the website. It keeps me, in short, from being a little too haphazard in what I choose to write about each week!
There’s a little security in knowing that there’s one project that I must write about each week, at least once and often twice, so I can arrange my week’s writing around that project. At the same time, because I know I’ll be writing about it, it gives me stitching goals to meet.
But the Mission Rose isn’t the only thing happening around here. To keep Needle ‘n Thread afloat and going forward, a little juggling act is involved. Several projects and ideas have to be moving along or developing concurrently.
Hand Embroidered Monograms
Above, you can see a completed floral monogram B (technically, it’s a decorative initial, not a monogram, but…). That’s the result of some doodling, and I’m currently doodling the rest of the alphabet up, in different approaches, on different fabrics, with different threads. You’ll see more of it later on.
I also have some other monogram-related things going on. You’ve seen the shadow work monograms already, and I’m also putting together instructions for many different approaches to monograms, from beginner level to advanced, from traditional to fun.
I have long-cherished the idea of hosting an online class on hand embroidered monograms and decorative initials here on Needle ‘n Thread, and I’m planning to do that this year. Not promising a date yet – but the reality of it is getting closer!
Lavender Honey & Other Little Things
I introduced you a Looooooong Time Ago to my Little Things concept. And I promised you instructions on them.
Lavender Honey & Other Little Things is available! It’s a very thorough e-book that gives you the option of mixing and matching 20 different little projects. You’ll learn how to stitch each design, and how to finish each object – from little needle books to organize your needles, to scissor pulls, pin keeps, and ornaments.
You can find Lavender Honey available now here.
Wishing you a Wonderful Week!