itching for the stitching

The last few nights, I've fallen back into my insomnia. I sleep about 4 hours total every night, finally conking out at 4 or 5 and waking up at 8:30 or so as Matt is leaving for work. While I'm weirdly awake in this nightly quasi zombie-like state, I can't knit or crochet or do anything productive. For the most part, I've been reading and watching a lot of documentaries on PBS. (I could tell you tons about bees and about the samba schools at Carnivale because those were the last two docs I watched. Yay.) I tried working on my hexes, and that was going well for a while - until I became distracted again. This time, the distraction was a welcome one, however. It was totally spur of the moment. Actually, it came to me while reading my bicycle manual because I am trying to figure out how to take it apart since I want to paint it. I've seen some awesome embroidered bikes on Flickr, so I was doubly inspired. There's actually another reason why it occurred to me to embroider a wee bicycle, but I'll get to that at in a week or two.

On the topic of embroidery, I have heard that some folks are interested in doing their own graffbroidery or emroideriti or whatnot, so Matt and I (or mainly Matt - ahem!) came up with a PDF to share with you all. Hope you have fun with it!


ETA: For anyone who is interested in stitching a bicycle of their own, Carson Ellis has an awesome bicycle pattern available through Sublime Stitching that is fantabulous.


tiennie said...

I went through a crazy barely sleeping phase too. It's mostly gone now. Love the embroidery!

funkycarolina said...

it's nice to know someone else is a constant insomniac. the embroidery is awesome! i pulled out my floss a couple of nights ago but haven't gotten around to making anything yet.