Last night I switched off the computer, got out a scrap of fabric and my little bag of random bits of embroidery thread. And went to town. So to speak. ;-)
As much as I love (Love, LOVE) designing and stitching new patterns – sometimes I need to do some stitching with no goal whatsoever. Stitching just for the heck of it.
And don’t you know it, even this little ‘exercise’ has already given me a lot of inspiration! I think you can to some extent ‘prod’ inspiration into action by doing things that you know have inspired you in the past… but sometimes it’s good to not even have ‘I need inspiration’ in mind and just DO.
Simply switch off the (left side of the) brain and go with the ‘mechanics’ of making something. Get into the flow of things.. You know what I mean, don’t you? :-)
It’s a mix of some old favourites and some new-to-me stitches: coral stitch and point russe.
So I was thinking today, maybe you’d like to learn a new stitch or two? If you visit the photo over on Flickr, I made notes on it and you can see exactly what stitches I’ve used here. If there’s one or two you like the look of, why not leave a comment on this post and I’ll put together a few tutorials… If you want me to, of course. ;-)