There is no plan to this embroidery at all - the tree could have been a coconut palm or a weeping willow but morphed into a larch as it went along, partly because I'm trying out new stitches and the cones were the result of learning french knots.
I'm not at all happy with the baby and may unpick it and start again - please contain your excitement:-)
The guest advice post on the Plum and June blog hop this week was from Kati of From the Blue Chair It was a really good article about her reasons for blogging and her determination to stick to these and continue to go her own way.
Like almost everyone else, I guess, I started blogging because I love learning and making things - and wanted to share this process warts and all with like-minded people. It's very easy (well it is for me!) to worry that perhaps the things you make aren't good enough, or "original" enough, or perhaps just coming off the production line fast enough! I think I will start a Slow Blog movement - want to join me?!
Please check out the latest hops on the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop. This week Rebecca made a clever travel bingo, and Marti made some pretty colourful placemats.
Rebecca from Sew Festive Handmade
Marti from 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks
Katie from Kati's QuiltingClaire from Sewing over Pins
Caroline from Quilting in the Cold