My slow stitching lately has been working on Hello Spring. I wanted to stitch a small seasonal wall-hanging – I already had one for Autumn and another for Winter and they hang on the wall by our front entrance. The words were originally stitched in a springy yellow colour, but it didn't really show up enough. Nothing for it but to remove them and re-stitch with black thread. The stitching is done on a pale green fabric, which doesn’t really show up in the photo at all. This design is an adaptation of something similar which I found on the internet, but I changed the words to suit myself.
It was fun to chose the different colours for the tiny flowers, and it didn't really take too long at all to get these stitched up. Now then, what shall I choose for a border fabric? Several colours were auditioned, and I chose a sunny yellow sprinkled with lots of pretty flowers. Then I machine quilted this small project in a diagonal grid, using a very pale variegated thread, and finished off with a striped blue binding. It measures 16 inches square.
Ready to hand stitch the binding down
And ta-da, here it is all done, both the hanging sleeve and a small label have been added. Spring is just about over here in the Southern Hemisphere, with Summer knocking at the door, so this will be put away until Spring clicks around again, next year. So to my mind, I’m not really late, just nice and early for 2023.