E is for Embroidery -
the very first hand-crafting technique that I learned. I used to watch my grandma make 'day of the week' dishtowels and chicken scratch cross stitch aprons for sales at her church fund-raiser. The pot holder is one of the first things I stitched probably at about six years of age (causing it nearly to qualify as an antique.)
Over the years, I have taken on crewel embroidery, needlepoint, counted cross stitch - all of which have gone by the wayside in favor of quilting. Now days I usually only pull out the DMC floss and embroidery needles for embellishing quilt blocks.
The most current project (Folk Art Gathering) has a lot of that embellishment. What I have learned is to do those stitches as I go along rather than saving them to the end, when I am VERY likely to just not do them at all.
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