weekend hoops!

for the last year or so i have been collecting dozens of these:

embroidery hoops!
and now that i've got a stack i figured i should put them to use.
i'm not exactly sure why i started collecting them.
but every time i found one that was a cool shape, or metal, or really tiny, i just couldn't help myself.
and i really love them. problem is, i don't know anything about embroidery.
so, naturally, i am just going to swing it.
for now they are hanging on my wall with nothing but fabric in them.
{and i even kind of love them like that.}
the plan is to methodically make my way through them, creating magnificent works of art out of needle & thread.
okay, so they probably won't be magnificent, but they will be lovely.
'cause i have so many sentimental ideas.
and 'cause they will be handmade.
and 'cause even if they are complete train wrecks,
i have every intention of loving each & every one of them.

*and perk: the large one completely hides our eyesore of a thermostat.


  1. this is cool! my mom's neighbour is an incredible needlepointer (is that a word?). her house is full of needlework pillows and framed pictures. it looks so cool in a kind of anthropologie way (not tacky homemade-over-the-top). the neighbour hold me that she buys all her patterns online and then just goes to town making stuff. i can't wait to see how your project turns out. i think i might want to copy you!!!

  2. oh good. i kept saying to ryan that i didn't want it to look too grandma-y (is that a word?) and so i hope, despite my lack of any kind of experience, that they turn out lovely. you know, in a kitschy-cool kind of way and not a kitschy-tacky type way. i'll post progression pics, and then you can see if it's an idea worth copying. i hope it will be! :)


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