One of the best things about my job is when someone tags me or emails me to share an embroidery they made from one of my patterns. And this week I received one of those emails and it just put a huge smile on my face.
Isn’t it lovely? Jana, who stitched this, made such a wonderful version of one of the patterns from the Birds & Blooms stitchalong*. I actually think it’s nicer than my version! :-D
I love the combination of black outline on the cup and bird, contrasted with the filled in flowers. Just lovely!
And check out the whole cushion, aren’t the fabrics great? I think they really frame the embroidery in the best way. :-)
If you have stitched any of my patterns, please tag me (@carinacraftblog) if you share on Instagram, or feel free to email me a picture. I LOVE seeing what my patterns get up to!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Some Things I Liked This Week
Poppies. Yes. Still obsessed with poppies. When I walk Blake the dog I make mental notes of the locations of particularly stunning examples so I can go back and collect the seed pods. :-)
I went for a walk with my sketchbook yesterday. There is a travelling fun fair currently in the field behind our house, so I wanted to record some of that in my sketchbook. I spent a lovely hour in the dappled light of a tree sketching a Dumbo ride.
I have started listening to the audio book version of a Danish book (about the first Queen Margrete of Denmark) and it is really lovely listening to something in my native language. Sure, I often listen to Danish radio but there is just something about listening to wonderful crafted language… Especially as I sometimes feel like I am losing some of my fluency in Danish. So I think I may make an effort to find more Danish audio books to listen to in future. :-)