So when I made my son a homemade bunny a few weeks ago, I embroidered the bunny’s wee face. It was fun. I wanted to do some more embroidery, but I didn’t really have a project. The stuff I found on the web was so… fey and/or cutesy. I didn’t want to make adorable little pioneer girls in bonnets, nor did I want to create fantasy landscapes with swans. In fact, I didn’t really want to go the pictorial road at all.
Instead, I decided to do something that was just a “doodle,” but on fabric, not paper. I have a particular way of doodling that can fill whole sheets during meetings or long lectures. If I’m restless, doodling can actually help me focus. If I’m bored, it keeps me from being restless.
The only material I had on hand was a bit of off-white cotton. I had lots of embroidery thread, and made the editorial decision to make my doodle in china blue, as I had two skeins of it and it matched my blue dining room cupboard.
Fished out my old hoop, and was off and running. Finished it at last today. I decided to “frame” it in a cheap bamboo hoop, painted silver. It will probably be part of a triptych, because it was fun to do and three is better than one.
The finished Thread Doodle front:
Hangin’ on the Wall, next to my mama’s crewel worked and cross stitched samplers:
Next up… a new one in dark blue, or white. I have the materials for both.