Welcome to the February edition of One Little Word Bloghop. You may have arrived here from Erin's lovely blog, if you didn't then pop on over and check it out. Th list of all the lovely OLW ladies taking part with all their blog addresses it at the end of this post. If you want to go to the very beginning then go over to Margi's blog and start from there.
This is my first time hopping and there alot of blogs to get through today, so without further ado I will tell you what I have been up to.
You may recall this post where I explained about my choice of word which this year is ''BE''. I began making an embroidery of that word a few weeks ago and here is the big reveal.
So here is my completed embroidery and I made it into a wall hanging which is softly stuffed. I had some vintage type lace which I have edged the design with and everything was handstitched together. I have mainly used french knots, chain stitch, satin stitch and cross stitch in the design along with a variety of different beads. I added in the flowers because I wanted to have a butterfly and a bee in the mix.
Here is a close up of the bee which is cross stitched and has gold beads for the wings. The back stitch is just to define the shape.
Here is a closeup of the bottom corner with a butterfly cross stitched and Frnech knots and lazy daisy flowers. The red heart in the B is also French knots. These are very easy stitches and fill the space quickly.
On the E I used fewer flowers and there is more beadwork and French knots.
The metallic thread outlining the E is held using couch stitch and then edged with further chain stitch. I really enjoyed making this piece and it has inspired my love of embroidery again.
So next on the hop is Coley
Cindy C http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Orange Gearle http://orangegearle.blogspot.com