I loved poking through the old needlecraft books at the local book fair over Easter - I found these little beauties for just $1.
The idea of a "stitchery walk" on the last pic is wonderful and I hope to make my own soon. The idea is that you take a walk around your neighbourhood, or the seaside or anywhere really and recreate what you saw by stitching it onto fabric. You can include houses, gardens, trees etc. This is such a nice idea and a fun thing to do with children I think.
Isn't it lovely how the same simple stitches have been used by generations of women over the years. Hopefully I will be able to teach our little poppet to embroider, just as my great grandma would have taught my gran.
Happy stitching everyone.