I may be the last person in the craft world to actually sit down and do some embroidery, but that doesn't mean I haven't been paying attention. There are dozens of books and patterns out there that are incredibly cute and clever. New and vintage, and even free.
I have gone so far as to put some floss and needles into my carry-it-around bag. Haven't added the fabric and hoop yet, so it's just inspiration-en-tote right now. (aside: I shop like that, too. Pick things up, hold them, continue shopping, wander back and replace them if they don't "feel" right. But not at the grocery store. And I hate when people leave orphans in the aisles, especially at the grocery store. I do make an effort to replace items from whence they came if I decide not to purchase.)
One handy item I haven't seen anyone talk about is the iron-on transfer pencil. Like these here. I actually own one of these, but haven't used it yet to be honest. But I think it would be the bee's knees. Have you used one? Does it work?
Stay tuned for some photos of vintage items I've picked up thrifting.
Could I use the word item more?