In a small and beckoning antique shop, I found a little basket of old embroidery threads. As I looked through the spectrum of colourful cottons, I was drawn to the greens; mossy and bright and muted greens. Onto a piece of soft and light linen, from an old and well-worn tea towel, I have been stitching leaves. Simple, scattered green leaves.
Leaves on linen.
When I've finished scattering leaves all over the linen, I want to use it to make a project bag, like this one made by Melissa Wastney of the blog, Tiny Happy. Her tiny and happy stitches have enchanted and inspired me for a long time.
A little project like this one is easy to pick up every now and again if one isn't in a hurry. I store mine tucked into a basket on my crafting shelf and have embroidered a leaf or two whenever a moment for sitting quietly and stitching has presented itself.
I hope to have a few more such moments over the coming weekend to finish off the leaves. I hope you get some time too to finish off, or make progress on, your own project.
Have a lovely weekend.
p.s. I am using very simple backstitch to create my leaves. The tutorial at this link shows you how to use fishbone stitch to embroider a leaf.