I looked at a few photos online and before you knew it I was attempting to stitch some lavender.
On the left is what I accomplished last night. This morning I finished it, and immediately embarked on another. This is a super easy stitchery to do. I used my water soluble pen to sketch out some lines for the stems, but if you look closely you will see I ignored those lines for the most part. You can make this up as you go along, really.
The other great thing about this - for me - was I finally took the advice of a wise lady and ditched the French knots for colonial knots. OMG! Why don't I listen more often? Love these. They don't unravel like some of my French knots are prone to do; nor simply disappear like you never wrapped the thread around the needle in the first place. I am totally converted. If you are curious how to do them there are some very good tutorials online. It's how I learned last night.
|Crap quality of the photos totally due to the equally crap weather today.
My embroideries are now lavender bags. I have the urge to make more. Not like I have anything else to do.
Focus, Susan, focus!