Friday, 21 November 2014

Stitchery complete... but what should I use it for?

Hello! I am just popping in today to show you my progress on the little stitchery that I started recently.  I have finished all the stitching and I am now wondering what I should use it to make.


In the recent post where I showed it, all I had embroidered was a circle of flowers and leaves.


I used lazy daisy stitch to make the petals of the flowers with a colonial knot in the centre of each.  The stems were a simple running stitch and the leaves were also lazy daisy stitches.


Now, I have added a little appliqued butterfly to the centre which I finished with a tiny buttonhole stitch.  I added the antennae using back stitch with a colonial knot at each of the ends. When I had finished that stage, I wasn't sure that the stitchery looked quite finished, so I added in another circle of leaves and buds.


These were stitched using fern stitch and colonial knots.  At the bottom of this inner circle I added a little row of flowers which I created using detached fern stitches, colonial knots and a few lazy daisy leaves. 


Then to balance the look of these flowers in the circle of stitching I added three little cross stitches at the top.


I am quite happy with all the embroidery but, I am not sure what to use it for.... should I use it to decorate the front of a drawstring bag? Or a needle book? Or use it in the centre of a block and frame it? Lots of possibilities.  I think I may have to look through some of my many books to find inspiration. That's a nice prospect for the weekend!! 


10 comments:

  1. Whatever you will come up with, the stitchery will look beautiful on the project you make.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin, that is very kind of you! Have a lovely weekend!! :) x

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  2. This is beautiful, delicate stitching and I adore the little butterfly in the centre! It would look lovely in many different ways but I think personally I would frame it for my bedroom!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! That is a nice idea... have to give it some more thought! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  3. Very pretty! You have a bleep bag to make......x

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    1. Thanks Janet! I haven't forgotten about the bleep bag.... I'll get started on it next!! :) x

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  4. Liebe Christine,
    dein gestickter Kranz ist wunderschön geworden, der appl. Schmetterling ist dabei das nonplusultra, einfach nur schön ♥
    Auf Anhieb fällt mir nichts ein, was du damit machen könntest!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am so pleased that you liked it! I will have to turn it into a pretty little finished project if I get time this weekend!! Enjoy your weekend! :) xx

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  5. Beautiful embroidery, I think it would look perfect in an embroidery hoop just hanging in your house - great job

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I'm glad you like it! :) xx

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