When I started this, I was really, really unsure about it. I wasn't why I was doing it, or if I could think of anything to write about, or if I would be able to keep at it, or - the most scary part - if anyone would even be the least bit interested. I am hugely grateful to all of you who pop by from time to time and are kind enough to take an interest in my ramblings. You have helped make this little spot in cyberspace incredibly special to me.
It wasn't until I started to write this post that I realised that it is a bit of a milestone, so I haven't prepared anything special. All I can give is an enormous and heartfelt Thank You for being part of my stitching world.
As for the stitching....
It might not look like much but Brother Rabbit is coming along nicely and I have finished the four detached leaves. These are a little different to those I did for the Sweet Honeysuckle - see how the new leaves don't have the same distinct outline?
These new leaves, only have wire along the centre vein, unlike the honeysuckle leaves that were wired all the way around. Why? well mostly because trying to get really nice sharp points in the wire to create those lobed edges would be close to impossible to get neat.
I know that even though there is not wire along the edges - that by using a slightly heavier wire along the vain there will still be enough hold to shape the leaves away from the surface.
To get avoid the distinct edge, the satin stitch is worked into the purl edge of the blanket stitch outline - it making it look almost like a continues stitch. If you want to see how they are done I have put a How To Here.
I have started embroidering the rabbit's body and am really keen to get that finished... so back to the needles for me.
Have a wonderful week,