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My Daruma. Elemental Stitches. It is the third week of August and I have felt the first signs of Fall.

Elemental Stitches

While walking Brae to her first day of school I noticed the early morning fog has a deeper wetness to it. The clouds threaten rain even though we shouldn't have a drop until Halloween. 2011-01. Hi, did you have a nice day ?


Mine was exhausting... but I have a little story to tell and some pictures to show. It is perfect to relax... So... When I was young my grand-mother used to bought me a little canevas (french type, kind of printed canvas) to entertain me during holidays. Facilecécile. Patterns. Patterns. French Laid Embroidery. Or French Laid Work - known and appreciated the world over.

French Laid Embroidery

If one were asked to mention the kind of embroidery in most general use, we may say universal use, the answer would undoubtedly be “French laid work.” Professional workers and amateurs in all countries and from time immemorial have seemed to thoroughly appreciate the beauty, the durability, and perfect practicability of the firmly laid Satin stitch in white embroidery.