I received the fabulous package of patterns from Madame Samm and then I waited for my lovely Presencia thread to arrive. While I waited I worked on this project for the Mystery Muse swap I was participating in. My musee’s word was “excited”.
This is water colour pencil and fine Sharpie pen on water colour paper. Cyndi’s designs were perfect for filling in the background.
Then I waited some more and still no thread. In the meantime, I did receive a concussion. Too bad it didn’t come by Canada Post…. it wouldn’t be here yet…
I decided I had better start stitching something. I loved Debbie’s chair design, but figured it might be a bit too complex for me with my addled head. I chose to make Cyndi’s lovely flower design.
I used stem stitch, back stitch, French knots, applique and double chain stitch on linen for this piece. It is going to be a table mat.
In two weeks I only finished one end of the flower design. I’m sure glad I didn’t start the chair. I am thinking of not doing a flower for the other end, but instead doing a design around the outside edge of the mat. I have cut it in the same shape as Cyndi’s pattern, but it is bigger than a mug rug.
If anyone has any suggestions for finishing the embroidery on this in a simple way, I would welcome your ideas. It is a present and needs to be completed soon.
Sadly, the thread never did arrive. Canada Post is sooo not my friend these days. Even if they didn’t deliver my concussion.
Thanks to everyone for a really fun blog hop!
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FRIDAY MARCH 29th
Patricia @That Other Blog