Last month I posted a picture of a piece of “doodle needlepoint” that I had done – I finally got around into making it into a drawstring bag. I shall use the bag for carrying embroidery projects in when taking them to work on outside my home.
Doodle needlepoint is such a lot of fun – just tent stitch, but making small shapes, such as squares, octagons and triangles, or irregular. Then filling them in with different colours and designs, and joining them together with stripes and blocks of colour. Just like doodling with a pencil.
It really needed something else, and so I did a simple drawn thread border around the patch of needlepoint.
I enjoy projects like this from time to time. The needlepoint was fun to do, with no concentration required, and then it took hardly any time to turn it into a bag. It would have taken even less if I had used a sewing machine; but I prefer to do my stitching in the evenings, in front of television, and so it is entirely hand-stitched.