Here is a little lovely that I stitched up for my dear friend Helen. Besides crocheting, hand embroidery has got to be one of my favorite past times. I find it very centering to watch the thread tighten to form each stitch. It is a nostalgic link to the past. I dream of a time when manners and courtesy were a point of paramount significance. AND, it is something you can do anywhere with very few materials. The possibilities are endless. I'm thrilled that it has become so popular again.
I remember being on a retreat with my friend Helen and we shared some quiet conversation with our hooks and wool in hand. Great memory!