My daughter has been making paper snowflakes and I really loved this:
As soon as I saw it, I wanted to dig out the Essex yarn dyed linen, and Liberty.
With a bit of perle cotton, it's turning into this:
The perle cotton is just lovely to use for satin stitch - my stitching needs work, but it's much better than floss - and for blanket stitch round the applique.
I'm not sure whether to add something else to it or not. I'm also not sure what, if anything, this will turn into - a mat, a framed piece, or part of a bigger project. Some stuff just lives in the cupboard after it has fulfilled its job as a learning experience:-)
I think I have settled on threads for quilting Emerald, the quilt I am making inspired by the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge. I've been thinking of machine quilting the central motif, and handquilting the rest so I have been testing out some rustic stitching on fabric/batting scraps. (If you are interested in utility stitching, check out Elizabeth's blog.)
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