Jack Frost

This morning I embroidered two bees on my crazy patchwork piece and decided it was finished!

Last week when I shared this piece I still had a few areas to work on…

I continued the gimp thread from the lace onto the nearby corner piece, couching it down and then embroidering round it both with fly stitch, feather stitch and a beaded chain stitch. I’m not totally happy with the curve when it changes from the lace to the spiral but it’s staying! The other end is just curved gently across.

The blue corner needed some more stitching, I’d started off basically stitching the fabric pattern in a lovely blue linen thread and whilst I was happy with that bit I didn’t particularly want to just stitch it all. I decided to embroider the flowers and then add leaves and stems, my original thought was to link them all together like a vine but it didn’t quite work out that way!

When I put it down last night I just had the bottom corner to sort. Over the last couple of days I had the idea that it would be nice to have a bee or two on each page, just a little one. This morning I decided that a bee would nicely fill the corner and I added one by the wreath too. I think they finish it nicely.

So that’s another page completed for my textile garden book, I think I might do the other wreath (a lilac one) in a similar style and then something a little different for some of the other little stitchings.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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14 Responses to Jack Frost

  1. claire93 says:

    so pretty!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Michelle Goggins - MG Doodle Studio says:

    So sweet! I love the little bee!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen says:

    Those tiny bees are adorable!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That’s so pretty Margaret !

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  5. Amo says:

    So cute those tiny bees! I think the gimp could have stayed with the same loop direction it had in the lace and still fit with a flourish at the end but it’s still lovely.

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  6. Chantal L. says:

    This is so beautiful, it’s gorgeous! Great work. I can only imagine the number of hours spent on this little project. Bravo! ;^)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Cathie J says:

    Your stitching is beautiful. Those bees are so tiny!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Karrin Hurd says:

    Gorgeous stitching!

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