Thursday, April 8, 2021

Daily Stitching and Blue Flowers

 Although I did stitch every day, I only got four squares done. Some took longer than others and I was also stitching on my fabric book. If I find a stitch I really like I repeat it in different colors and sizes.

I found this cute flower-like design on Pinterest.She had done it much smaller with a small center that she filled in with French knots. I did a grid in my much larger centers.

First you go around the circle with small vertical stitches.

Then you loop thru all those stitches with six strands of embroider floss. Then go around the circle a second time. Ignore double blue lines in the center. I was trying to get that inner circle centered.


A little asymmetry with variegated floss. I only used three strands and went around three times to get the colors to blend. 

It's hard to find true blue flowers and I am loving these Plumbago shrubs. They only grow in Zone 9.5 and up, so no good in my CT home, which is Zone 6.

I will be linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


Angela said...

Your circle stitches are great!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Love this design and how you interpreted it, Norma. I can imagine an embroidered garden with these featuring.

Deb said...

Love your stitching! I don't have the patience for it , instead I sew lots of little pieces together !?! Stay safe and sew on !

Sarah said...

Very effective! And so simple, once you know how of course! Lol. I wonder what it would look like with another row of vertical lines slightly bigger between the first set and a different shade for the petals?