This week as been semi-productive. I started my spring cleaning but it’s slow going. No need to bore you with pics. We finally are having some seasonal weather so I spent much of my time outside cleaning up my garden. Things are beginning to sprout and my Crocus have finally bloomed, a sure sign of more to come! I also sowed some flower seeds from last years bounty, sort of in a haphazard approach so we’ll see what happens. I’m usually much more organized about what I plant and where but this time, I’ve thrown caution to the wind, literally.
I have started my Cherry Blossom embroidery piece. I’m making progress but slowly. I am embroidering the branches first in a long & short stitch which seems to take forever. I still have quite a way to go but I haven’t received my new pink embroidery thread yet so I’m in no hurry.
Here is a pic of what’s been accomplished so far.
This is a long piece so it will take time to complete all the branches.
Here you can see where I began at branch #1. Quite a few missing spaces but as you will notice by #4, I’ve improved. I’ll go back and fill in the empty spaces. I’m not too worried about this since there will be lots of blossoms covering the branches.
I’m still undecided as to which stitch I will use for the actual flowers, Lazy Daisy stitch or French Knots. I’m going to see if I can put up a poll for next week and get your vote as to which stitch you like better. Not promising this will actually happen since I’m not very sure of how to include a poll here in my post.
I think that next week I will finally be able to share my baby William’s scrapbook albums.
In the meantime, I’ll share a couple more holiday cards that I recently made up. Thanks to the original designers for their inspiration.
Be sure to check in next week to see my embroidery progress and if I was successful in putting up a poll. Gotta love all this hi-tech stuff!!!