Sunday, February 17, 2013

Japanese Picture Finish

This project made me feel rather nostalgic.  I first learned to stitch on stamped pillow cases and dresser scarves.  When I was a child all of the pillows and table tops in my home were covered with the cases and scarves I stitched, but I don’t know what happened to them over the years.  I bought J&P Coates embroidery floss at the dime store with my allowance. There were so many pretty colors of floss. I liked the variegated ones best.  I learned stem stitch, cross stitch, lazy daisy, French knot, and satin stitch and could sit stitching for hours with my stitching in a little plastic hoop. After I learned to do counted thread embroidery, I left stamped items behind, preferring the precision and exactness of the counted work.

Anyway, back to the present.  I finished the stitching and put the Japanese picture in the frame that came with the kit.  I used the thread colors as pictured in the kit photo and added the print fabric that came in the kit at the corners.

 Next, I plan to finish this little Mill Hill cross stitch and bead dragonfly.  It doesn’t look like there is much left to do.


Sun City Stitcher said...

Very nice!

Margaret said...

Like you I started on stamped "fancy work" but I certainly prefer the mathematical precision of counted work.