Still have transfers on the brain...today I added a bit of stitching.
image transfer on fabric, old buttons & hand embroidery
As I worked on the piece my mind went back to the first needlepoint kit my mom gave me. It was an owl in a tree, on color coded adia cloth and it was almost all straight stitching. I also remember it came out a little wonky but mom framed it and hung it in my room anyway. As I got older I moved into printed cross stitch, then counted cross stitch. I rarely do free style hand embroidery, but today I found the book of embroidery stitches in the van. It has been there for months, buried under papers. I think maybe it's time to make up a cute sampler. Have you ever seen the ones done by Teresa McFayden? In my dreams I could do this.