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.
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?
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.
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