Since my last report, my pretty ambitious embroidery project has actually been taking shape quite nicely. Want to see? (And yes, I may have intentionally worn my Costco-brand turquoise cashmere sweater to coordinate with my embroidery for this photo).
Although I first reported it was grueling and labor intensive, I've since learned to love embroidering! It really is a portable craft, so I brought it with me when visiting family (even getting a nod of approval from the talented relative who made this amazing piece). I love that it is so portable and requires so little "set up," because that's one less excuse for getting it done. Some of my creative endeavors just require so much space and stuff. Sigh. With embroidery, though, I just pop the cloth in the hoop and go, so I've been motivated to do an hour or so here and there, and those hours really add up! As a bonus, I found it really helps me combat stress. Once I got the hang of it, it's super soothing to do.
I am really hoping to get the whole project done before I leave Hungary, because I like the idea of having this tangible memento, quite literally demonstrating the time I spent here (like the knitting clock, I guess). We'll see. I still have quite a bit left.
In any case, I see more embroidery in my future. There has to be, because my favorite craft store in Budapest has this amazing embroidery floss, (made in Hungary, of superb quality and super inexpensive), so I stocked up. These photos may or may not all be separate purchases.
P.S. a stop at the craft store was on the Tanya Tour last week, en route to the Museum of Terror, as ever-patient Hubby watched me hmmm and hawww over even more embroidery thread than what is pictured here.