We had a wonderful afternoon filled with stitchy goodness at today's Brown Owls meeting - check out the wrap up on the Brown Owls members blog and this post at gnomeangel for some great pics of our lovely sticheries!
I decided to make a start on the embroidery blocks from the Country Time Quilt in Alicia Paulson's lovely Embroidery Companion. I started with the ducks, and as you can see from the shot up the top there, as usual I was so busy chatting (and eating) that I hardly got any crafting done ;o)
In the pattern there are 6 embroidered blocks: ducks, pony, cow, pig, sheep and rooster - I'm thinking about swapping out the sheep and rooster for a cat and a dog, so the search is on for patterns (of pictures) I can use that fit with the patterns from the book.
I already can't wait for our next meet =)
ps. I discovered this evening that the pattern for one of my favourites embroideries (the little girl with the ladybird) from the inspiration collage I posted yesterday is available as a freebie on flickr! Go check it out, and while you're there have a look at all the other lovelies in nanaCompany's photostream - I LOVE the placemats!!