Do you buy craft stuff in an enthusiastic/inspired moment and never get round to using it?
I don't think there are many crafts out there that I couldn't start tomorrow what with everything I have in my cupboards!
Anyhow, I love hand embroidery but have done very little in the past and probably shy away from it because it not something I know alot about. I know it would make a huge difference to my work and I am so inspired by other people who do it. I bought Janet Edmond's book recently - From Print to Stitch and realised how you can spice up an ordinary piece of dyed fabric with a little bit of stitch witchery.
So I was walking in one of my favourite towns today, Guildford, and popped into the local needlework shop. There was a fantastic embroidery stand there - a real beauty and it took all my willpower to walk out of the shop without it under my arm. It wasn't cheap but it was the best! But come on, Ann, you haven't even started embroidery yet!
Sigh. It did mean that when I got home I was inspired to see if there were any online courses coming up and lo and behold there is...hmmm maybe I'll buy that stand after all.
I also found a brilliant website for learning stitches. Check out Mary Corbet's site.