Thursday, March 29, 2012

zinnia wip - update

Here is a progress report on my zinnia project.


I have completed all the stitching:


And with no disasters!



Since my last zinnia post, I decided to use the back stitch on the sides of the pot rim:


And to add Scroll stitch along the top of the pot rim.  For the pot sides and base, I used the back stitch.  The little motif on the pot is a heart.   I decided to outline the heart using french knots:


I also used french knots for the flower center.  I am so pleased with the result! I have a fun project planned for this stitching which I will post about in a bit.


Speaking of zinnias, these beauties were from my garden and I can't wait until it is time to plant some this year. 


Zinnias are really easy to start from seed and they make very nice cut flowers too!




10 comments:

Jules Woolford said...

This is so pretty Kim, what a charming design. I love Zinnias too!

big B said...

:) Thank you Jules!

Denise :) said...

Oh this is sweet! I love zinnias, too -- they are such a happy, summery flower! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

What beautiful stitching! blessings, marlene

lilipopo said...

Your zinnia is looking lovely. I love the scroll stitch around the top of the pot and am now going to see if it's in 100 stitches!

big B said...

Thank you Denise!
Marlene - Thank you!
Kate - Thanks :) yes the scroll stitch is here: http://bigbgsd.blogspot.com/2010/03/100-stitches-scroll-stitch.html

Farah said...

Hi Kim love your sweet Zinnia... it looks like a darling... I want to invite you on my blog for your opinion to my little embroidery project I f you have time please... I take it as an opinion of an expert...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
With love
Farah

big B said...

Thank you Farah! Your stitching looks beautiful!

Simone Arrais said...

Wonderful job, my dear! I love your flower projects, they're amazing! Congrats!

big B said...

:) Thank you Simone - this was a fun one!