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Banner

Banner

Working still on the new banner for my mom and Mother's Day. I decided to stitch it using regular embroidery floss since I rediscovered a whole tin full of it. It looks so pretty in pinks.

Banner pink4

Banner pink4

The basket design is my solution to a big space that I didn't want to fill or leave blank. I love the way it turned out, each part a little experiment with favorite stitches that I haven't used lately. The top is a version of the threaded running stitch, a second color woven through the backstitch as an afterthought. And the basketweave is just a simple couching. Sweet, right?

One of my frequent sampler stitchers is Heather. Last week she instagrammed a shot of her finished Mr. America. So beautiful, in such a fresh color palette! 

Heather

Heather

photo courtesy Heather Simpson Bluhm

This flurry of spring stitching made me want something new to work on. Lots of hoops in the air here.

CedarRidge

CedarRidge

I know it's hard to see her, but that little girl in the doorway reminds me of my Maggie. It's her birthday today! Happy birthday, sweetie!

Wishing everyone a happy, happy day! With lots of love. xo

the season of the stitch

an idea or two for mother's day

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