A while back I posted about this lovely idea from Twig and Thistle. Since then I’ve seen it done a few times by other embroiderers. With another birthday to gift for, I decided to give it a go. Lucky for me, the birthday boy had chosen this beautiful ee cummings stanza as his birthday ‘motto’ (sort of), so I didn’t have to work to hard to come up with the perfect lines…

Text embroidery in progress.

Text embroidery in progress.

Text all done. Time for the finishing touch.

Text all done. Time for the finishing touch.

Now it looks like a page from a school notebook. And it's kind of signed.

Now it looks like a page from a school notebook. And it's kind of signed.

The back looks kind of like there's a hidden message there.

The back looks kind of like there's a hidden message there.