Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Embroidery Project

 I am getting started on a new embroidery project.  Hopefully, I can get this done before Easter.  

You may remember the Easter napkin set I made last year?  I finished that one right in time as well :)

This year, I am embroidering an egg basket with flowers and a spring flower border.  Both of these motifs are from the Easter embroidery pattern set.

For the ribbon and basket edges, I am using the Double Knot Stitch,  I just love using this stitch! 
To fill the inside of the ribbon, I may do a Straight Stitch in a single strand of floss.  

I have made a few color selections and I may add some more.  I will make sure to post my progress. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shamrock Wreath

I wanted to share a project I recently finished for St. Patrick's day.  This shamrock wreath. 
I used a motif from my St. Patrick's day embroidery pattern set.  For the floss, I used perle cotton in three shades of green and gold metallic floss. 

The shamrock stems are done with Back Stitch, the leaves are done with Blanket Stitch and the gold dots are French Knots.  

Here is the color palette {with floss numbers} that I used for this project:

I still have plenty of time before the 17th for stitching something else from this set!