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Journal Page Embroidery – Ready for Sweater Weather

When I have a case of the blues I reach for one of the following: a cup of tea, my favorite sweater, something to knit, or all three. Unfortunately, since it is 107 degrees outside, that combination might be the death of me. What am I supposed to do when I can’t turn to tea, crazy sweaters, or knitting?? Embroider a sweater in my journal of course? Of course! Haha. I loved the New York embroidery I did before my trip a few weeks ago. It really is a fun way to capture memories, other than my usual doodles and words. I am so ready for sweater weather again. Scratch that. I am always ready for sweater weather. I think this embroidery might make a fun piece of art or something too. :)

Life is filled with lots of stress and uncertainty at the moment as I continue my job search. Even during these confusing, post-graduation times, I try to make as much time as possible for my crafts and hobbies. For whatever reason, stitching a polka dot sweater in my journal gives me such comfort. It shows me that I never want to stop creating, stop learning, or stop loving the quirky things that I love.

So bring on the stress. I have a half-empty (or half-full!) journal, ready to be filled with stitches, doodles and dreams that will hopefully continue to bring me joy during these times of transition.

  1. ohhh This is so cute.. So pretty..
    Good work..

  2. Rachael says:

    Love the idea of an note book filled up with embroidery!

  3. Alessandra says:

    well done!!!! it’s so cute….!!!!
    xxx Alessandra

  4. What a lovely idea! Thank for the tip, it looks really amazing!

  5. Nice job! I can’t wait for sweater weather either. I always look forward to fall because I love to bundle up.

  6. Jess says:

    This is too cute! You’re giving me major inspiration to finally try embroidering for myself. :-)

  7. Linn says:

    I loved your New York embroidery too – and this one is even sweeter!

  8. pocci says:

    This looks really fun! How do you manage the stitch you used for the dots? When I learned stitching several years ago, I never managed this one or if I did it was only with luck :-(

  9. Sarah Dee says:

    I was pretty sad about summer coming to a close but this made me happy about fall coming! Thank you dear :)

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

  10. Anita says:

    I absolutely adore this!

  11. Katie says:

    Very cute! And if you want to curl up with a sweater in the summer… perhaps it’s time to look for a job in the North!

  12. This looks lovely – and you take v good photos. And a quick way to finish a sweater 😉

  13. marni zarr says:

    i love this so much!!! i could see these selling at anthropologie either as a embroidery doodle book with thread & needle with patterned and blank pages or as a notebook with an embroidered picture and a word or short quote on one side with blank space for notes on the other. even stationary. let me know. i will be your first customer!!!

  14. mags says:

    and what a lovely sweater this would make! In Cumbria it seems to be raining every day so I am actually still knitting sweaters!

  15. Super Duper CUTE!! LOVE it!! And oh my gosh I am sooo right there on the same page with you!! So ready for Fall!! and layers!! :)

    xo Jenny

  16. Amanda says:

    I know exactly how you feel. I always get down during transitional periods. Crafting has a great way of lifting my spirits as well.

  17. vintage grey says:

    Very cute!! xo Heather

  18. Lesley says:

    That is super cute! Love the idea!

  19. Becky says:

    That is absolutely adorable! What a cute idea!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

  20. Ms. Megan says:

    This is so pretty!! I love seeing your embroidery stitches!! You are so talented!! xo

  21. Zoé says:

    Very pretty and cute – I wish I could knit. 😛

  22. Hi! I just discovered your wonderful blog. Am your latest follower.
    Love the cute sweater :)

    xx Susie
    evensweeterdreams.blogspot.nl

  23. Lusekofte says:

    I can totally relate :)

  24. Dana says:

    I also am a new follower and love your embroidery, it looks so fresh and I would love to try this out in my own journal. You have inspired me to learn embroidery (knitting is my first love). I am just about to purchase a beginners book on embroidery off Amazon :-)

  25. Heather says:

    I 100% agree. I’m learning how to crochet and I love tea. Sweaters are the best. I’m ready for winter to get here.

    Love the embroidery.

  26. I’m very ready for Autumn! I’m happy I found your blog.

    x

  27. Czari says:

    That’s an awesome idea! That can actually also be a book cover ^_^

  28. I too am on a kind of job search, a journey. It’s hard to keep ‘up’ when you feel so uncertain but keep looking after your happiness and I believe it will all come together. I think you’re stitching is fab and it’s the creative releases that keep us sane after all!

    Slightly unrelated but I was very brave and did my first yarnbomb last week! I thought of you and your bravery spurred me one particularly when my hands were shaking! I put it up on my blog, I’d love to know what you think! I definitely want to do more, if I can steady my nerves!

    http://paperrockandscissors.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/first-yarnbomb-completed.html

  29. Helmi says:

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.

  30. This is such an adorable idea, I love it so much!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

    p.s. I love your blog header too.

  31. Jennifer M. says:

    Ha! What a cute idea!

  32. Vief says:

    This is lovely! Definitely going to use your idea for some birthday cards. Thank you! :)
    love, Vief

  33. Sara says:

    You have inspired me to take up embroidery! I am loving it so far! Its such a blast. I can’t wait to see more of your embroidery.
    Much love,
    Sara

  34. I love this idea! I have been craving fall too! You are so creative Meredith!

  35. Barnicles says:

    awww love this so much! i love stitching in my notebooks and how it looks! yours is so perfect

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  37. Jill Norwood says:

    I would like to frame this and hang it up! Positively adorable! You should sell them on ETSY or somewhere! :)

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