Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! We invite you to settle in for some relaxation, visit our inspiring stitchers at the links below, and take some time to put a few stitches in one of your favourite projects.
I have been working through the decisions on how to finish my Bee Happy embroidery from the October online class with Julie of Clever Poppy. Should it be mounted in a round wooden frame like Julie taught in the class? It just wasn't "me".
I wanted it to become a little quilted treasure, but couldn't find the right border fabric. Finally it appeared in my stash and I knew it was "the one"! I attached a narrow border, picked out some threads and started quilting.
I want to give it just a little bit of quilting to hold the design in place and add a bit of texture. I don't want something like the heavy quilting crosshatch design that I did on my word meditation embroidery. So I started by quilting along some of the stems and around the jar.
And then I felt like quilting 1/4" inside the border. I marked the line with a hera marker and I'll see if I like how it looks or not. If not, I'll just snip it out and try something else.
This is what I'll be stitching today.
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