Thursday, October 2, 2014

Made It: Simple Stitchery

Hello! While at a barn sale over the summer I picked up a few stamped embroidery quilt squares, one of which depicted a squirrel. I have a bit of a squirrel collection, so I figured this piece would be nice to stitch up for a fall decoration. 

Well, fall is here, so I got the squirrel quilt square out and stitched away. As opposed to counted cross-stitch, where you have to pay close attention to what row you're on, this was much simpler to follow. It was the perfect project to work on while I was waiting for the plumbers to show up earlier this week.

I liked how it turned out:

A couple of close-ups:

I used six strands of embroidery floss, and used cross stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and French knot for the embroidery. It was relaxing to do, since as I'd said, there was very little concentration needed. I hadn't done this kind of needlework in a long time and enjoyed it! It probably helped that I also liked the squirrel design.

Not quite sure yet what I'll do with the completed stitchery; may turn it into a wall hanging by backing it with some fabric. But that'll wait until the workmen are done with the remodeling of the dining room, kitchen and upstairs bathroom. The damage done from the burst pipe we had earlier this spring is finally getting repaired!


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