that I’ve given up trying to make the pennies perfect and round, I’m liking
this even more.I finished stitching the
top pennies to the bottom pennies and have laid them out, trying to be random
with the colors, while not letting two of the same color be next to each other.
(How’s that for being random?)The next
step is to stitch the pennies to the scallops.
Now, I need
to figure out what I will use to back the mat……
was a guild project at my former guild in North Carolina.My friend Rhoda thought I’d like the project
too, so she sent me a kit with the wool felt and instructions, plus her notes from the class. (She sent it a long time ago, but I just started working on it.)
like it! The only stitch involved is the blanket stitch, which isn’t so difficult (except for the part about getting all the stitch lengths the same).The hardest thing for me is cutting out the
parts! I haven’t taken the pattern off the black mat part because I still need
to trim the scallops a bit.I’m not
trimming the “pennies” any more because they will be too small to stitch if I
do.I’ve decided they will look more primitive
and authentic if they aren’t so perfectly round. So far I have three little pennies stitched to their big pennies, using two strands of DMC floss in color 422.
what came in the mail for me today from Margaret in NZ and Margaret’s Blog.I love it!
magazine is from the New Zealand Embroiderer’s Guild.The DMC thread and pattern are for a sampler
pear from the Sampler and Santa blog. There’s also a card for stitching and a
wooden owl for stitching, plus a nice note. Can you think of a better thing to come in the mail
on a snowy day? Thank you Margaret!
Japan Post office opened the package and resealed with their special tape and
attached this note to the package. Too bad I’m illiterate!
that first pattern in the Ikebana sampler? This is the diagonal part of
it.When I do as many rows as I feel
like doing, I’ll add the four sided stitch.There will be other stitches on each side of this diagonal pattern, but
this is what I have done so far. It may not look like much to you yet, but I have an idea what it will look like. Stay tuned.