Here’s a free little hand embroidery pattern for you that came about in a typical way.
Why “typical”? Because I think a lot of people do this – or they do it more than they realize. I call it phone doodling. And I do it all the time.
While cleaning up my desk the other day, I came across several scraps and notes that were phone doodled. They happen when I’m on the phone. Sometimes, they happen when I’m chatting with a visitor at the kitchen table (isn’t that what paper napkins are for?).
I saw this particular doodle and I thought of two specific things that could happen with it, with embroidery.
You can see it’s a very, very simple little pattern – and a little heavy on the dots down below. Whitework came to mind right away – the swashy lines would be good for practicing overcast stitch, and the dots? Eyelets. Or satin stitch.
The other thing that came to mind was the paillette or spangle in goldwork, which made me, in turn, think of a very simple beginner goldwork piece in couchable metal threads, a little silk, and spangles.
Here’s the PDF:
Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Dots & Flowers Swashy Doodle
So now you know I’m a phone doodler.
C’mon – ‘fess up! I know I’m not the only one.
But hey, who says you can’t stitch your phone doodles?
On another front, Lavender Honey & Other Little Things will definitely be out tomorrow! I’m pretty excited about that. I’m really happy with the way it turned out! About 90 pages, tons of photos and close-ups, detailed explanations and instructions for stitching and finishing, a step-by-step photo stitch index… it’s fun! I can’t wait to show it to you tomorrow!
And with Lavender Honey out the window, I can get on with other things. I have a Mission Rose update brewing for you. Just a tiny bit more stitching on it this weekend, and it’ll be time to start the goldwork. And I can finally tackle more of those hanging embroidery kits I showed you yesterday…
Hope you find a use for the phone doodle!
See you tomorrow!