It’s Monday! And it is somehow 2018. How’d that happen? I wasn’t done with 2017 goals yet. I should have made a list of them I guess so I could keep track of them and mark things off.
I’m working on 2018’s goal list, but in the meantime I thought I would share something I made for a Christmas gift for my mom-in-law.
This one was a bit different in how I had to do it because it didn’t have one petal that had the edges behind two other petals as a starting point. Each petal has an overlap with another petal.
I picked out my background, traced out my flower on sulky, and put it in a frame.
Then I stitched my outline and removed the sulky.
Next I filled in the leaves and stem with needlepainting.
At this point I had to decide how I was going to fill in the petals. I decided the easiest way was going to be circular, paying attention to the overlaps.
For it being challenging, I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I think my favorite part is the French knots in the middle.