Wrinkles in one's work must be smoothed away, ironed out, steamed out. Right?
Or not? Feeling contrary about wrinkles, I've been embroidering them ...
Linen, various weights of DMC perle cotton. Keeping it simple with a limited palette and just back stitch, running stitch, and French knots.
On the subject of embroidery, look what Rebecca very generously sent me:
A message all of us self-doubting, self-critical creative types can use. Rebecca explains the genesis of this sampler, with a link to the Mary Oliver poem that inspired it, here.
Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you got your cards ready to give or send? When I saw the new Love Birds cards by designer Connie Chang Chinchio's little brother, I wasted no time getting a few:
Aren't they sweet? You can read about them on Connie's blog.
Soon, very soon, I'll be able to share a new design with you. Something really sunny, the color of dandelions and daffodils. It's being published by a third party so I have to be patient. Details coming, probably this week!
In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at a beaded lace design under construction. This one I hope to publish by the end of the month. I'm knitting it in Swan's Island organic merino/alpaca fingering weight. Oh la la, what a luscious yarn.