Tuesday, December 15, 2009


and what did i do this lovely tuesday night? i practiced calligraphy and then started my very first embroidery project, of course. emily bought me a hoop (thank you!) and i bought thread this weekend. i am officially balancing a (relatively) fast-paced city lifestyle and one that is more fitting to the nineteenth century. but, as my mother always says, "you must have a balance!" and you really must.

i love being so intensely immersed in a project that i look up at the clock and suddenly it's hours later.

so here it is! my first. attempt. ever. at being an embroiderer:

i may not be as skilled as my nana was at age eight, but it was certainly pleasant and a simple way to relax this evening.


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