Ever since I finished my Journey of a Quilter project, I have been wanting to start a new embroidery project. I've decided to start stitching a pattern called "Life Is Beautiful" (not to be confused with a wonderful movie by the same name Life Is Beautiful, which I highly recommend!)
This is a quilt pattern by Helen Stubbings which was released in 2009. I got the pattern from Peg a couple of years ago when she was finished making her blocks.
The delay since then has been because I couldn't settle on a colour scheme that I was willing to commit to for a l-o-n-g time! You can see some possible colour combinations here. Perhaps the reason I haven't decided is because I haven't found the right colour combination yet?
But I did go ahead and pick out some variegated DMC floss and jump in with the first stitchery. The pattern book includes iron-on transfers, which I've never used before. It was quick to do, and was much easier than tracing by hand with a light box.
I cut the muslin just big enough to fit in my 8" hoop and I am using 2 strands of the floss and an embroidery needle.
What are you hand stitching today? Link up your blog post below and share your project and your progress, or lack thereof :)