Thursday, 23 January 2014

Brown Paper Bag Embroidery

While storms rage , rivers burst their banks , homes flood and mountainous waves crash around our beautiful Cornish coast.....I cant  stand hearing about it any more..and creep away into my cave to sleep ....  and read my favourite old embroidery books ....and stitch......and look at all your lovely gardening and crafting and embroidery blogs .
Leeks , onions , kale , parsely , sleeping rhubarb....thats about it up in the veg garden .
We noticed the first snowdrops as we drove through Nantithet  last weekend .
I,m still worn out from not been dancing .
 So yes , just trying to keep warm ...stitching in my fingerless gloves : )
 Look at that green thread ... that has to be my favourite colour .

Here is not a very good picture of the stormy seas at Poldhu Cove , Mullion.
The reason it is not a very good picture , is because I am actually taking it from a safe distance ,through the window of our car.....cosy  ,  safe and warm ...with the car heater blowing nice and warm all around me : ) ......( and a hot  Cornish pasty on my lap )

I am really enjoying this project , those bright ,n cheerful colours making me feel better .
 I,m going fossil hunting in a couple of weeks time , Charmouth .....cant wait !  Waterproofs at the ready....I know ....keep away from those cliffs !
 I,m taking this embroidery along to work on ,back at the cottage ,cosy in front of the fire , in the evenings . I,ll let you know if we find any dinosaurs when I get back .

Thanks for visiting my journal and for your lovely comments x


  1. Looks beautiful! There's off course a great difference between our embroideries since you work with cotton and I with wool. I think it looks great with the offwhite and the bright green

    1. Thankyou my friend ! I think it is time to throw in a bit more colour now : )

  2. Just love this fresh green, and of course the embroidery, lovely pattern.

  3. Thankyou Stasher : ) It is the Usborne Books brown paper bag pattern . I am putting in the jolly coloured birds now and them embellishing them further with embroidery stitches that I really need more practice in doing .Yes the green is so fresh and uplifting : ) x