After I finished the teal rose, I was still in the stitching mood. I started looking through drawings online and ones saved on Pinterest and on my computer, including some tattoo designs I’ve been saving for ideas for future tattoos.
This one has really caught my eye a lot of times:
So, I had to stitch it! I did have to change it up a little bit to fit the piece of fabric that I had, hence the circle around the picture. Plus I ended up tweaking the design a little bit along the way.
I used a light blue background that has subtle clouds on it, which are hard to see in the pictures. After choosing my colors, I started working on the stitching. I had picked a range of blues for the outer petals, but quickly realized an issue after I started the first one. The colors were too light and blended with the background. I did some digging in my threads and redid the petal.
Then when I got to the purple petals, I ran into another issue (part of which is most of my purple threads appear to be lost in a tote somewhere…). The one thread I picked out which I thought would blend, didn’t. So I had to carefully rip it out and add in another purple.
This particular needlepainted project seemed to fly by and I finished it up rather quickly, then found a nice frame for it.
Once it was completely finished, I did a porch drop at my friend’s house. Surprise! 🙂
The original design may still end up as a tattoo somewhere on my body some day. We shall see.