...two floors’ worth of white. A blank canvas if ever I saw one.
We have lived in this house for nine years. Nothing has ever hung on that wall. Not back when we moved in, when it was a bright yellow wall above a royal blue sponge-effect wallpaper below the dado rail (complete with royal blue border with bright yellow fleur-de-lis, very early ‘90s), not since we painted it the creamy white neutral shade (oh-so-calming new-century style). See the edge of a big framed print sitting on the landing? That has sat there for at least one year, if not longer. I lose track.
So, since no one can get around to hanging the print on The Wall, then I claim The Wall as my own creative space. I declare a Gallery of Craft & Creativity! Hoorah!
I have decided that The Wall would be the perfect place to display my progress with various crafts. Perhaps even an ever-changing or seasonal display...mini quilts, needlework, freestyle machine embroidery...hmmm, the possibilities...
This jaunty little number is called Tree of Joy, a lovely pattern I purchased here, from Carina of Carina’s Craftblog. Carina has designed so many bright and beautiful patterns! This is one of my first pieces of intricate embroidery, and I’m sure some of you are thinking, ‘yes, I can see that’! But I really loved doing this piece – working on it made me realise that I truly enjoy needlework and that I want to commit to learning more (have you ever felt that, with a new craft? It’s a make-or-break moment.).