Embroidery on my mind.

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There’s a feeling you get when you’ve rediscovered a craft or hobby you’ve not touched for ages, maybe years.

Suddenly you can loose hours (again) on Pinterest, pinning all the things you want to make (copy).

You start filling an unreasonably large basket on Amazon/Hobbycraft without much thought as to exactly how many spare hours you have at your disposal.

I have a medium sized stash of yarn. I have a greater stash of fabric.ย I don’t (really) need a stash of something else.

With my stitching improving, becoming smaller, neater and more consistent, I have a need to embellish every day things with embroidery. Do you think I can mange to embroider 8 linen napkins for my Mother’s birthday on 8th February? Probably not.

I have in mind

linen embroidered pouches for keeping my jewelry separate


a couple of matching embroidered cushions


an embellished linen table runner


an embroidered glasses case


embroidered napkins for all my girlfriends birthdays this year


a whole wall of the downstairs loo covered in embroidery samples

To add to my old Quality Street tin full of embroidery skeins odds and ends I’ve just ordered a job lot of 36 DMC skeins and an embroidery hoop stand that you sit on! Hopefully I’ll find some linen in my stash.

Love, Lucie xx



  1. I just died with your choices. They are gorgeous. As I scrolled down, I kept telling myself, “Oh, I love that one….no, wait, I love that one more” (repeated with every new picture.)

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  2. You make me want to take up embroidery but I’ll try to resist.. I think those red trees are my favourite – and those jellyfish things. I’m still thinking about re-taking up crochet so I’ll leave it at that for now. I look forward to seeing what you create and I am trying to get my head round sitting on an embroidery hoop – it sounds pretty uncomfortable to me ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. beautiful! Embroidery on linen – so classy. Yes, I think you can make some napkins for your mother. Not sure about 8, but do they all have to be complete to give them to her? ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I am still a maker of stuff we need so embroidery is off my radar at the moment and I have pledged not to buy any craft materials for a whole year – surprisingly January has been a breeze – there is just so much stuff in this house!! Jo x


  5. I monogrammed some napkins a while back and loved it but just don’t seem to find the time any more. Love the penultimate one in the hoop – reminds me of that cowl necked top you made a couple of years ago.

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