It sounds like a movie title! But this post has got nothing about movies :-) .It’s about me…..
I’ve read all your e-mails, replied to some of you and yet to reply a few. Sorry about that, too many commitments . Some of you had shared a couple of interesting things with me, thank you.
I’ve received some mails asking about my embroidery like when did I start learning, what form of embroidery I chose to learn first ,what do I do with my finished piece, will I post images of my first or earlier works etc. Those questions led to this post……….
I don’t remember my first embroidery but I do remember my first crochet and knitting. I asked my mom’ about that and she said that I was a little girl when I started my embroidery probably 4 or 5 years old. The first person who fell in love with embroidery in my family is my mom’. I used to sit and watch her stitching. So one fine day my mom’ decided to give the needles to me and she held my hand ,made me stitch a chain…….I was taught free style embroidery first and later I moved to other styles which I remember. I’d framed some of my finished pieces, used some in a quilt, made bags , purses and kurtis , gifted some…….
Let me show y’all some designs which I’d stitched in my pre-teen and early –teen years. My mom’ is a strict teacher , she’d made me stitch a sampler for each stitch….
Look at my bullions * sigh *
While writing this I remember all the criticism I’d got whenever I sat with my needle and thread. I was discouraged probably a million times and my mom’ received free advice from everyone including Mrs. X,Y and Z.I never bothered and continued learning…….May be I bothered, that’s why it’s still fresh in my memory. My stitching didn’t take a back seat even when I was in my college. If I get a chance then I’d like to tell all those who’d made nasty comments about my passion that I may not be the best embroiderer in the world but I turned out to be a pretty decent one.
Have you ever faced a situation like this? How did you handle that situation?
Happy stitching and have a happy weekend wherever you are !