Every Monday I want to promote blog reading. The names of blogs I like have been written on pieces of paper, and today I picked two slips at random from my box.
So today, may I suggest you go visit The Flashing Scissors, where Barbara shows charming cross stitch and nifty objects. Things like bags, thread catchers, pin cushions and other useful object that help us keep our sewing corner in order. Barbara has many followers and I can see why - she is kind and always cheers others on.
I must admit that it has been a little quiet recently over at The Flashing Scissors, but there are many old blog posts worth visiting, e.g. this one about Polka Dot Lady.
Next suggestion is Fat Quarter, where Annet shares with us her delightful work. Those who have taken part in TAST (Sharon Boggon's online stitch challenge Take A Stitch Tuesday) should be familiar with the beautiful, hand stitched TAST logo button, a creation of Annet's.
Annet is multitalented, she embroiders, knits, quilts, rubber stamps, zentangles, scribbles, works with index cards, and you name it....
I have personally learned a lot about embroidery from her, like how to make perfect Granitos stitches. I have also learned a bit of Dutch; the blog posts are written in Dutch, but are automatically translated into any language you choose. It is fascinating to read and compare Dutch with many of the other languages in Europe.
Happy Blog Hopping.