Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This, that and a new embroidery book

This is a short post to say that I may not post for a while. I am working on my book and have some immediate deadlines coming up that I want to meet.

Its quite early in the whole process so there is not much to tell yet besides to say that it is a book on whitework and that it will be quite a while before it is completed. Rereading that sentence I should say that it is so early in the process that I'm not yet convinced there will actually be a book, but at the moment that is the long term goal.

As the one piece central to the book is leaving the country soon, I have had to have the first batch of photographs taken which left my head whirling yesterday. I can't wait to see those photos. I seem to have got ahead of myself but perhaps its a good incentive now to keep going with the book.

On another note, I did finish (after 20 years!) my drawn thread bag shown in my last post. The lining is in and it is no longer a UFO. That is worth a teeny little celebration. When I get the chance I will take some photos for the blog.

Till next time, happy stitching!


  1. I am so pleased you finished the drawn thread bag. I look forward to seeing it. I found your post really inspiring. Apart from a small venture into Naversom last year, I haven't done drawn thread work in decades. I'd like to get back into it. Your book project sounds great. I do hope it shapes up and takes you to exciting places. The very best of luck with it.

  2. Hi Jillian. Thanks for all your nice comments.
    Congratulations on finishing your quilt! What an achievement to make a hand sewn hexagon quilt. Perhaps you can try some drawn thread now too:).

  3. a book....a mammoth undertaking I know Lyn and one that I really admire you for taking on. Good luck!

    1. Hi Karen. Thanks for the good wishes with the book. I'm finding the most taxing part is drawing the line between what to put in and what to leave out and still make it worthwhile. Baby steps... BTW I love your new pink pillow and can't wait to see it finished.

  4. just saw this Lyn...I imagine it is a huge task to put a book together and the pink one is finished!

  5. I would like to put the pink one in my pocket! Its lovely!