I embroidered a little piece for the Stitch Me Up blog hop back in March. The problem was that I didn't like it when it was almost finished, and it was headed to the (very full) UFO closet. So many creative ideas were shared in the
comments on that post that were helpful to me. I enjoyed reading all the suggestions of how I could improve this project and decided to start with these 3 small changes:
1) I will call it "vintage" which means "old" or "of a previous era", and insist that I meant to create a vintage effect!
2) add green thread into the swirly flowers designs - great idea and I love it!
3) quilt some swirly designs in the empty spaces.
I basted the little quilt and did some hand quilting with beige thread, and with a single strand of green floss, and I was amazed at how the texture brought it to life and made me like it so much more. Just wait until you see when I'm done. This really reminded me how small changes can really make a big difference!