Welcome to this month's New to Me Link Party, where we celebrate the successes and failures of trying something new:)
Ann's Orchard Needlework
It could be said that I have had beads on the brain recently :)
The Stitcher's Cottage is also my first ever embroidery piece to be exhibited locally, so doubles up on the New to Me front. It was a bit nerve wracking watching people examine it and trying not to listen in to any comments, well at least not obviously!
I have also been trying my hand at silk painting for an embroidered picture. Several of the pieces on display at the exhibition had used this technique, so I was inspired to give it a go.
This photo of Arran was the inspiration for the piece, so I hope that I can ultimately do it justice.
I have also tested this New to Me pattern for Sew Sweetness' Annex Double-Zip Box pouch.
So, that's my New to Me's 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 May 31st, so you have some time yet to try something new and link up and join the party :)
If your New to Me involves some Christmas or Holiday crafting don't forget to link it up to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party here
You could win this great Clock Making Kit to kickstart your gift crafting :)