Saturday, July 25, 2020

It's a Juggle...

As expected I have not done much embroidery in the past week, and that's ok.

But, yesterday, my fingers were itching for needle and thread. You may remember the stumpwork figure, 'It's a Juggle', I was working on a while back. I suddenly knew exactly what to do with this piece, which prompted me to dig it out from where it has been patiently waiting for inspiration to set back in. 

I haven't done much more yet.. only added a few details along the horizon....

... and yes, there is a date. I think, I am safe posting it here. I would be very surprised if those involved in that date visit the blog LOL.

So, while I plot along with getting the new shop ready, this will give me something to tinker with when I need a little break from the screen and my poor brain needs a break from thinking too hard. 

The week before, I had had a lovely chat with Gary Parr on Fibre Talk. To be honest, I had been a little nervous about it - after all, what was I going to talk about for a whole hour???. I needn't have worried. I should have remembered that it is easy to talk with anyone who shares your interest and Gary made it so much. We talked about how I got here - doing what I do, about stitches, techniques, designing.. and then we ran out of time. The podcast went up last Sunday and can listen to the chat HERE if you like. Thank you Gary for giving me the opportunity to spend the morning chatting embroidery.

Have a wonderful week everyone.
Stay Safe & Keep Stitching,
Anna X


  1. The little details at the horizon are such a great find, Ana, it gives this work more depth as it already has. This work is gorgeous already, I know I keep saying this, but it IS ;O)!!
    WOW, how nice that you had a wonderful chat about embroidery with Gary Parr, a likeminded person!! Congrats, dear Anna!
    Stay safe, take care, dear Anna.
    Have a nice week ahead.
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Thank you Ilona, I hope to have him fully dressed soon. I can only do a little bit of the clothing at a time but a bit every day and he will be finished soon.

  2. I love the juggler! You caught so much joy in the body's angle, the feet and the open hands. Well done! We all need some joy these days...

    1. LOL yes, we do need some joy and this fellow can bring some that it great.

  3. Tiny details like that, Anna, add so much perspective to the whole piece! I am glad you found time to add them and hope you continue to find time for stitching. I find sewing to be so therapeutic in so many ways! I look forward to seeing more! :)