My grand-mother is a knitter, and to this day (she jut turned 88) she has knit sweaters for all the children in the family. Her mother was a wonderful seamstress. I still remember the wonderful Regional costume from Martinique she designed for me one year. My mother is mostly an embroiderer.
I knit mostly, I sew occasionally, and up till now I had barely embroidered.
The other day, I was at Windsor Button, in dowtown Boston, and I was just browsing when I spotted the cutest stamped embroidery pillow cases: 2 adorable retro kittens in a basket with daisies everywhere. It was love at first sight. I walked over to the embroidery threads,and quickly decided I was going to pick my own colors to embroider these kittens. Reds, corals,teals and a little gold were my choices.Since I was at the time a "virgin" embroider, I also picked up a hoop, and a set of embroidery needles. I could not wait to get home, and stitch.
I went down to my studio, put on some Georges Brassens, and sat in my chair next to the window. It was 2 o'clock. The children were out with Mr. SockPixie that afternoon. It was past 8 o'clock when they came back, and I was still stitching...
I guess embroidery was in my genes too!