My trip to Toronto was an absolute blast. With family, friends and food? How could anything go wrong? I love being in vibrant, lively cities like that so I didn't doubt that I'd have an amazing time. My only twinge of sadness came when I was basking in all of the buildings, stores, people, accents, business and just...life...and realized just how far Detroit lags behind it's other big city friends. When I'm home I love the energy that Detroit has, but when I'm away I realize just how far we really have to go.
It's official. I am totally and completly in love with hand embroidery.
I'll admit that perhaps a moving train was not the dream location for testing out those delicate stitches, but I made the best of the situation and went with it. I spent about an hour pouring over the directions in the Sublime Stitching book, and when I just couldn't take reading one more word, I let my needle take the plunge.
There is something so relaxing and so exciting about seeing those stitches start to fill in a beautiful design. So far my favorites are a stem stitch and a split stitch. I think a chain stitch looks gorgeous, but I think I'm a bit of practice away from actually succeeding with a chain. I haven't even attempted to try a knot or a decorative stitch yet, but my embroidery love is young, and has so much time to grow.
For now, though, I think I've stitched up the loveliest blue and peach cherries that one will ever see.