I am so thrilled, today I finished my filled heart embroidery...high five!! Now normally I wouldn't share until I had the pattern ready to go, but to be honest, I am so excited I just couldn't wait.......
The colours as ever are bright and cheery and I used Pearl 8 cotton threads, stitched on vintage french linen.
I used my favourite French Knots and Lazy Daises to form the large orange flowers, Straight Stitches for the little yellow stars and a combination of Satin Stitch and Straight Stitches for the pink and blue flowers.
The fuchsia and green flowers are a combination of Lazy Daisies and little Straight Stitches, so simple yet so effective, don't you think. The aqua flower is Buttonhole Stitch, which is basically a little circle of Blanket Stitches formed close together on inner circle. I'm thinking now this would also look nice with the centre in filled with French Knots...hummm watch this space!
The green and orange flower was an experiment and I am really happy with how it has turned out. I used lots and lots and lots of Straight Stitches very close together and then a really full cluster of French Knots in the centre.
My favourite flower however, is the bright yellow one. For this I first of stitched a circle of French Knots around the parameter and then in filled with long Straight Stitches and finally added some shorter Straight Stitches with French Knots at their tips. It's form reminded me of the gorgeous Alliums in my front garden.
I'm going to add a border of pretty florals and turn it into a cushion to sit on our bed. Poppy has also requested one for her bedroom stitched in Spring pastel shades, now that would look pretty! I'm also thinking just how lovely an alphabet would look infilled with flowers...what do you think?
Right must dash, but I'll be back to let you know as soon as the pattern is available, I'll also (fingers crossed) have some exciting news to share regarding embroidery supplies.