Friday, August 24, 2007


I just made a pause in the knitting and crochet to make this beautiful embroidery.

I’ve always made cross stitch, but this kind of embroidery is the first time for me.

I’m following the lessons from this site. She explains so well that makes you to wish to do it also.
I just pick some cloth that I brought from Portugal, and I did it.

I thing I’m like a sheep, always following the others around. It’s just that when I see something interesting, I also want to do it.

But truly I’m a little lazy. I’ve got a book that explains all the stitches in embroidery, in cross stitch, and also explains the knitting and crochet stitches, and I never really look at him, only when something like this comes up. This book even explains how to make dove covers!
But in the reality of things, I only do what I see on the net. I want people to make it first and then I will maybe like it and do it also. Is that wrong?

So where do you get your inspiration?
Tell me, so I don’t feel so guilty, of only making things that somebody already made.

Hope everyone have a nice weekend.


  1. Your embroidery is very nice! I am very much like you, I get a lot of my inspiration from my fellow bloggers! Most of them are very generous in sharing, too!

  2. How lovely! My great grandmother taught me to embroider as a child, so it always makes me remember that.

    I check out lots of knitting books from my library plus I buy most knitting magazines..between those and blogs my to-do list is long enough!

  3. You did such a great job! I always wanted to learn to embroider. I cross stitch so it seems like a natural progression. I'm like you, I get a lot ofmy inspiration from others, what I read in magazines and on the net, except I'm not always good about following the directions carefully, I like to put my own spin on things, even if it's not intentional. :)

  4. Your embroidery looks lovely!

    I don't think there's anything wrong with taking inspiration from others - it's often the best way to learn how to do something. And once you've learnt, you can start putting your own spin on things.

  5. I love that snail. It's so cute!

    I take inspiration from others around me, from the TV, from the internet.. All kinds of places. I love to see what other people are working on, and then make a spin off and make the project all my own.

    Also, I just wanted to thank you for all of your kind messages of encouragement. It really means a lot to me. Thank you...