A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week it had clearly been in someone’s stash an awfully long time as not only was the copyright 1990 but the needle was so rusted into the fabric that I couldn’t actually remove it!! I had to cut it off, luckily it was right on the edge so I didn’t lose much of the fabric. It was also lucky that neither the fabric nor the threads were affected by the rust.
The evenweave fabric is a lovely oatmeal sort of colour and the design didn’t take long to stitch up at all.
I decided to make it into a mini pillow, I found a co-ordinating fabric in my stash and some soft green lace which contrasted nicely, picking out the green of the leaves. I looked for a suitable green in my embroidery silk box to make a cord, typically the one that matched perfectly wasn’t long enough! I ended up using one length of that one, mixed with another two greens. I couched it round and used it to make a bow at one corner.
I enjoy making these little cross-stitch smalls, they’re quick and easy to do, a bit of fun!