It is so nice to start a new project, isn’t it? I needed something new as a “take-away” project. A bit of time spent in preparation and my new stitchery project was all ready. The top fabric had been cut to size, and the designs traced, with pellon all ready to place behind the stitching. I had bought the necessary threads and I was raring to go.
I am doing “Under the Sea”, which is a free download from Willowberry Designs. I enlarged the designs as I like to stitch using Perle No. 5 thread. Linda of Flourishing Palms stitched her version of this design a while ago, and it looked so nice I decided to do one too. It will make a lovely little girl’s quilt, with delightful fishy designs highlighted with fabric pencils. So far I have only done one block, but I am not in any hurry to complete the blocks, so it will presumably be a slow project.
Hand stitching is great to take to a stitching group afternoon, or when we go away in the caravan. But what about those heart blocks I have just finished stitching? They are “on hold” at the moment – and when I get a chance I will make some toning 9 patch blocks to put with them. That’s the plan, anyway.