Firstly, I added some cute little purple 'drizzle' stitches to the centre of my first set of circles which I showed you last time. Before adding the stitches, the first set of circles looked like this...
You may recall that I thought the centre of the middle circle needed a little extra embellishment but wasn't sure what to add. Well, when I saw the drizzle stitch, I knew it would be perfect.
To complete this second set of circles I used coton a broder in blue to stitch an outline of 'crested chain stitch' around the largest wool circle. I then used green coton a broder to add fly stitch to the second wool felt circle. Finishing the fly stitch with pistil stitches. Between each of the pistil stitches I added a bullion loop in pink coton a broder.
The edge of the cotton fabric circle was embellished using 'bullion cast on stitch' in a light teal coton a broder and finally, in the centre I added a flower stitched using 'double cast on stitch' for the petals and a colonial knot in the centre. For the flower I used a variegated cotton pearl thread (size 8).
For the third set of circles I started by outlining the largest wool circle with 'rosette chain stitch'. I used a pretty variegated pearl cotton thread (size 8). I also used this same thread and stitch to outline the centre cotton fabric circle. The middle wool circle was edged with small fly stitches using purple coton a broder thread.
I added some bullion knots in blue coton a broder to decorate the larger wool circle and then finished the very centre with a circle of 'open buttonhole filler stitch' in light purple coton a broder thread.
I am so pleased I started this project as these little sets of circles are providing me with a lot of opportunity to try new stitches and are quickly stitched up in an evening. I love the texture that some of the stitches are adding to the project and I am looking forward to stitching the next set now!!