I find it so relaxing to sit and work on needlework.
I can think back to learning the "lazy daisy" stitch while working on a Girl Scout badge in Mrs. Julia Woolard's sun room at about age 10 or so. I just took to embroidery right away!
Then there are memories of my paternal grand mother and great aunts working on all kinds of needlework and of course my sweet mama too.
I do not remember learning to hand applique and may have just picked it up by reading and looking at other's work...but it has become a favorite to include in my quilts.
You have seen the hearts that I am appliqueing on the paste log cabin quilt in past posts.
And today I uncovered my sunflower quilt that a dear older guild member helped me get started.
I can machine applique, which I did today for a quick baby gift...
But nothing takes the place of appliqueing by hand....relaxing...
And what about YOU...do you applique too??