Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why I Collect Stuff

I don't keep everything forever, but I love it when I'm "rewarded" for keeping something that might have been beyond me at one point in time. Case in point--I dug out an older book called "Needlework School" (published in 1984) last night for my bedtime reading, and it provided just the right spark of inspiration.

The free-form, packed Cretan stitches in the scan above will be wonderful as background filler stitch for my gum leaves piece. I won't do mine as densely, but love the way they follow curves. Happy Dance!

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