Hello, friends! I’m so happy to welcome you to the Diary of a Northern Belle as it finally begins its journey. I have lots of exciting things planned and I can’t wait to share my needlework adventures with you!
I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a couple of years now. Between school and work, it was often hard to find the time and commitment. Having just graduated with a degree in Costume Studies, I’ve decided to finally start to encourage me to stay creative. I hope to keep practicing the skills I’ve acquired, learn new ones, and keep track of them all by sharing them with you in this “diary”.
I’m particularly interested in historical embroidery techniques and I love vintage patterns. I’ve tried a few different kinds of hand embroidery and needlework. Namely redwork, whitework, ribbon embroidery, art needlework, and counted cross-stitch. I’m always excited to try new techniques. I start too many projects at once that lie unfinished for way too long (and I’m sure a lot of you can relate!). I derive most of my inspiration from literature, period dramas, and flowers. I’m hoping to combine these interests with my passions for writing and hand embroidery here on my blog.
I don’t consider myself to be an expert by any means and still have so much to learn, but I love hand embroidery. I’ve been doing it for a few years now, so I’d love to share my tips and various inspiration with you! I’m hoping to make this blog a nice little cozy corner on the Internet that will help and inspire people interested in starting embroidery, or looking for new ideas and new ways to stay creative with their stitching.
So grab your needle and thread and a warm cup of tea, and join me on this journey! I hope you enjoy browsing through my blog.