I spent years trying to preserve and regain mobility by doing embroidery. I favor decorating felt hearts and then making them into ornaments. They are simple decorative items I give as gifts to people I love and appreciate. As it turns out, they are usually well-received and preserved preciously. It seems like a better equation than buying easily breakable gadgets made in China in an arbitrary price range that does not allow for anything of true quality. What is quite interesting though is that my life has become permeated in love and it’s quite pleasant. So just to be on the safe side, I suggest you take up little heart embroidery as well :)
Most of my work is inspired by what I am watching on TV. When I heard Gary V. said “Stop Watching F*$king Lost!“, I finally felt that there is light at the end of the tunnel of doing stuff that I’m passionate about. Okay so having my embroidery featured in magazines or books doesn’t keep the lights on but I continue to passionately build web products and preparing my return to full-time Web work next summer when my daughter finishes primary school and I can live, work and travel where and when I want.
This little piece is inspired by Violet, the Dowager Duchess of Grantham. If you are not yet familiar with Maggie Smith’s role in Downton Abbey, here’s a primer. I am more of a Winston Wolfe, but I aspire to grow up and become a Violet! All the other little hearts are, obviously, secret!