February 11, 2017
Flowers continued this week. I added sunflower buttons from a kit I found in my needlework stash. The buttons are by the same artist that made the crow button from last week. I also found a bee hive, pumpkin, pilgrim’s hat, and worm from more of her kits. These were purchased BK: before kids!
I also added new fibers to my stash this week. After seeing all the beautiful threads people are using on their projects, I tried to find some locally. I had no luck for the specialty threads, but when I stopped at Jo~Ann’s looking for suede for a church project, I lucked out finding some DMC Perle Coton #5. Several colors were marked down in their “Color Variations” in both perle cotton #5 and cotton embroidery floss. I used two colors in the #5 for this week’s stems, leaves, grass, and wind gusts.
Stitch: Stem Stitch, Detached Chain Stitch, Satin Stitch
Fiber: DMC Coton Perle #5 Color Variations in number 4050, single strand
Year to Day Ending February 11, 2017 – Week 6
Next week hopefully will be a new direction. I may start a different hoop, inspired from the book “Boho Embroidery.” Come back and find out!