in stitches

Recently I’ve been admiring both the simplicity and detail in hand embroidered art. I especially love the look of stitches on linen. In my teens, I used to enjoy cross stitching and a little embroidery as well, but I never perfected that craft as much. These days, I want to get back into this art.

I’m especially inspired by some of these projects that I’ve spied in the blogsphere, like…

:: Melissa‘s stitched numbered art project — so simple and perhaps a great way to remember a special birthday or anniversary.
:: Elise‘s embroidered photo tutorial — love the colourful embellishment!
:: Meredith‘s embroidery hoop brooch display — a fun way to turn function into art!

What do you think? Are you a fan of embroidery too? What would you make? I’d love to hear your ideas and maybe I’ll try it out!