Welcome to the February New to Me Link Party.
This month I have tried my New to Me's are all embroidery related. I had read somewhere that French Knots and Bullion Knots were easier to stitch with Milliner's needles, and as I am all for making life easier I hunted in my local needlework shops for these.
They are supposedly easier because they don't bulge at the top for the eye like an ordinary sewing needle does, so they are easier to pull through the thread to make the knot. Well, that is the theory anyway!
I have also been trying my hand at ribbon embroidery for the first time. I struggled at first not to pull the ribbon through too tightly but I am hoping that practice in this case will make perfect. I have even attempted ribbon French knots, but haven't got around to taking a photo of that yet. I may just be getting carried away here!
Some of those sparkly new threads that I treated myself to recently have been used for this whipped chain stitch border (another New to Me stitch!) for my EG project too. So there have been lots of firsts in this project already and I am only halfway through it.
So, that's my New to Me's this month, now it is your turn. As ever please help to spread the word by linking back to this post in your post and/or adding the blog button to your sidebar.
Check out the other links too and, maybe, leave an encouraging comment along the way. The emphasis of this link party is to celebrate the trying so a little encouragement here and there would not go amiss!
The link will remain open until 23.59GMT on February 29th, so you have some time yet to try something new and link up and join the party :)