. . . I'm going to put my feet up and browse through this lovely collection of embroidery books I purchased with an Amazon token I received for my birthday (sorry Bro - yet more craft books!!).
I've been thinking quite a lot about embroidery/'surface decoration' recently and it definitely must have been on my mind when I purchased not one, but three books on the subject! The first one at the top is by Aimee Ray and is absolutely fantastic - it's called Doodle-Stitching and has some fantastic ideas, beautifully illustrated and I'm absolutely delighted with it!
The middle one is called Woolly Embroidery and is a translated Japanese craft book - not quite such good value for money but almost worth it for the fabulous embroidery on the front cover. It's all about embroidering with wool - "crewel work, stump work, canvas work and more". When I figure out what they all are, I'll get back to you!
The last one is called 'the new crewel' by Katherine Shaugnessy - a beautifully illustrated book focusing entirely on 'crewel' embroidery which is all new to me, but it looks pretty good!
Woe betide the person (or child) who dares to challenge my plans for the weekend - sorry, did that sound a little threatening, hehe!! (that was an evil laugh by the way).
Hope you're going to be good to yourself this weekend - go on, you deserve it!
Bye for now :)