The Blue Embroidery Journal

embroidery journal



Introducing to you my new friend! :D


As I've told you before, as soon the new patterns for beginners were complete I immediately ran to start a new embroidery journal – my new passion. Can say that with certainty now.


You might wonder, why it is blue...


...and I don't know either, haha.


It just came to my mind that I want to make a color-centered journal. The choice was between yellow, green, and blue, and the latter won. I didn't choose by any logic, though, it's just what I felt at that moment.


But I'm so happy because you might notice that I don't use blue in my embroidery much. This pansy fob was probably the only stitching I did with this palette, and that's such a pity. Hopefully, making this journal will help me make better friends with blue and all its shades!


Take a look below at what I've already stitched:


embroidery book

embroidery handwriting

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

fabric book

embroidered journal

stitch book

embroidery book


For now, I'm taking it slow and simple. Nothing too challenging and demanding in effort.


But there are many ideas and plans for this journal: the blue folk art, blue china and tiles patterns (azulejo!), traditional sashiko, sea/ocean theme, beautiful sky, and, of course, flowers! Hydrangea, forget me nots, blue anemone, hyacinth... And that's apart from any other casual stitching done in blue pallette :)


If you have more ideas of what is blue and what should be in this journal, write in the comments!


I also decided to incorporate some pretty fabrics that I was able to find. You can see one page being just simply fabric. This kind of addition seems to fit in very nicely and I like this idea of just appreciating lovely textiles next to a needlework.


It would be hard to stitch only in blue colors for a long time, though, so most probably, I will start a parallel, casual journal for all colors and themes. But I wonder how thick the Blue Journal might be?


There are 3 spreads right now, and I'm only getting started!


Hope you enjoy this ride with me. Happy stitching!

28 comments

  1. I’m loving seeing what you have already done!

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  2. I'd love to see Bachelor's Buttons (Centaurea cyanus), also known as Cornflower here in the U.S. One of my very favorite wildflowers!

    -Barbara H.

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  3. Bonjour,
    moi je veux bien des fleurs des champs..; qui annoncent le printemps !!
    Si cela est possible!!
    Merci.. et le bleu c'est MA couleur...

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    1. "des fleurs des champs" is cornflower, right? Yes yes, I have to add this one ❤

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  4. This is so lovely! Blue is my favorite color. A page of fruits could be fun maybe, such as different berries (like blueberries haha). I am really looking forward to your future journal posts, especially how to construct/assemble the pages together.

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    1. Oh, berries, definitely... I forgot about them. Blueberries would fit perfectly :) Thank you!
      I will be posting a course soon inshallah, make sure you're subscribed to receive the link. It will be free for a couple of days :)

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  5. Bluebirds would be lovely. I love your journals.

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    1. Thank you! ah, I'm not friends with animalistic embroidery :( but it's true they are so lovely ūüėć

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  6. I love what you have done so far, I've always fancied doing an embroidery journal ... what you have created looks amazing and has made me bring a journal to the top of my 'to-do-list'.

    How about birds, butterflies and/or dragonflies.

    Ann.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Butterflies sound good :)

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  7. Thank you for this amazing thing

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  8. We have wild violets here in Wisconsin, How about a small nosegay?

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  9. You have a beautiful web page. My favorite

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  10. I have just started embroidery & after browsing numerous blogs discovered yours! Your site is so lovely -- I can't wait to learn more from you, especially the journals. More blues -- robin's eggs (in a nest), shades of blue crayons, ocean waves.

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    1. Hi, Pamela! Thank you for reading my blog and for these Wonderful ideas!

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  11. Bonjour Amina ! C’est tellement beau ! Ici au Qu√©bec (Canada), c’est la p√©riode des bleuets ! En plus d’√™tre bon, ils sont beaux. En √©tant d√©bitante ton blog m’aide beaucoup! J’ai h√Ęte √† ton cours ��

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    1. Merci pour cette idée, Julie! J'espère que vous apprécierez le cours :)

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  12. buenas tardes Amina. El azul es mi color favorito y el de mi hija del medio tambien. En todas las gamas, siempre me da mucha serenidad.

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    1. ¡Espero enamorarme de √©l tambi√©n!

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  13. Hi Amina, I'm really in love with the blue palette you've chosen and the fabrics.
    Your stitching is awesome as always, all so peaceful and you really have been spreading motivation and love to make an embroidery journal which seems quite a difficult and 'patienceness' project ;)
    Thank you for sharing!

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