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list: reasons to start doing embroidery

List 5

Eight days in, and I'm keeping up with 30 Days of Lists! Yay!

Above is a list from the other day that was a fill in the blank. I made it reasons to start doing embroidery, which is a little different from how others did theirs. Instead of making a list of reasons for myself to start something, I made it reasons for someone else.

Which is why I'm sharing it with you! If you haven't tried embroidery, these are good reasons to start.

You might also want to think about starting #30Lists, and here are some reasons why:

-It only takes a moment to make a list
-You can do it however you want
-There are fun extras to go with it
-Lists an easy way to document things
-You can start anytime
-It's only $8

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Now, I'm off to finish up today's list!


  1. Another reason I am happy I started embroidery is that it doesn't hurt my hands as much as knitting or other handwork seems to, instead it tends to relax me more.

  2. I find embroidery is also super good for us fidgeting people! I am so fidgety and am always picking or playing with something. So embroidery (and knitting and the like) work really well for me :)


  3. Also embroidery is a great way to relax and have some quite time! :)

    Megan x

  4. It is a small portable project and a great project for in between the stops and gos of our hectic school schedule! Car pool line...nap time...(not mine) waiting for husband to go to church...a few stitches here and a few stitches there, it all comes together in the end looking great.
    Thanks Mollie!

  5. I've been embroidering for forty years. I do a number of other things too, but in the end it always comes back to surface embroidery. I don't like counted x-stitch. I like to be creative. There are so many stitches out there. Don't get stuck in a rut of back stitch, lazy daisy, and french knot. One of my favorite books as a young grade schooler was a small stapled book put out by Coats & Clark called 100 embroidery stitches. I had made my way completely through It by 3rd grade. Have fun!


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