I have changed/adapted some things. I left the two butterflies out, I just preferred the gold, red and green tones through this and wanted to keep the overall piece that way. I added another star above the flowers to balance it a little more. I didn’t go with the single gold stitches that are randomly stitched in the background. I did do some of them but with stitching this with two threads I felt the threads showed up too much at the back of the fabric so took them out. I’m not sure about this though. I’m wondering if I tried stitching them with just one thread would it work. I do feel like the two corners are a bit empty. Then the bird in the bottom right hand corner?
I changed it. I’ve always thought this bird looked more like a poodle with a boot on one leg and, given that I couldn’t shake that picture in my head, I knew that was always going to catch my eye if I stitched it that way. So, a slightly different version of the bird.
Time to share another golden oldie! Something stitched back in 2002 which I have had major procrastination over finishing myself. No longer! Thanks to KarenV and her great finishing I now have this one out on display and I’m thrilled with what she did.
I had to resort to digging out my stitching journal that I kept back then to be able to give this one its proper name. An older one from EE&F, one of their Blacksheep kits, Summer Hive, stitched on the fabric and threads that were included.
A little late to be reporting a finish for June but here’s last months Nikycreations pillow which I did finish by the end of the month. Of the twelve designs this probably was my least favourite but, having stitched it, I will say that it grew on me. This one is stitched on 32ct country vintage mocha linen using the suggested DMC.
Thanks for all your great comments last time around. I’ve been trying to be good about adding to my stash these days but couldn’t resist signing up for the new BBD’s Loose Feathers so I’m looking forward to that being released soon.
Hope all is well in your part of the world. Enjoy the weekend!
Until next time …..