I first started blogging as a means to update family who I do not see very often and friends who had moved to sunnier climes. A diary / newsletter of progress of the renovation work and life in general at La Petite Maison along with my soap creations.
and my soaping enterprise that I struggled to devote sufficient time to fully developing has diversified and has now begun to encompass my stitching creations.
where I will work on improving my stitching ability with the help of the very talented Nicki - (the creativity behind "The Stitchery.")
This months embroidery pattern was a wreath containing dried hydrangeas, pepper berries, snowberries and foliage, to be stitched onto the vintage linen with a combination of French Knots, Fly Stitch, Stem Stitch and Lazy Daisy Stitch.
The design was different from any of the embroidery that I have done before, but I enjoyed the intricacy of the stitches.
I personalised the design slightly by stitching into the centre of the wreath
a dried Larkspur flower and some Marjoram.
Next months eagerly awaited design is still under wraps, but before it arrives, I have several other of my own designs waiting to be transferred into stitch. I must confess that this is a very addictive past-time and it is all too easy to become so engrossed that several hours have slipped by unnoticed.
It is just as well the renovating is finished - I would never be able to fit it in between all this embroidery!