Friday, 27 November 2009

Flower of the Month-November

On the Yahoo Hand Embroidery group, they pointed us in the direction of Flower of the month blocks for October, November and December.  I went and checked out the site and thought I would have a go at doing the whole quilt.  I missed October, think I blinked and the month had gone, so I decided to do November.

I stiched this on some fine calico.  It feels lovely to stitch on, so I went and bought enough to do the twelve blocks.  I used 3 strands of DMC threads/ (722,727,3345,367)  Stitches used-outline stitch, split stitch, straight stitch, back stitch, lazy daisy, and fly stitch.

I haven't done any hand embroidery for ages, and it shows. I did enjoy stitching this and with another 11 blocks to do, it should get better.

7 comments:

maggi said...

This is lovely and bright to lighten the dull November days. What do you intend making with them all?

pendlestitches said...

I think your hand embroidery definitely stands up to scrutiny. This is simply lovely.

stitcheranon said...

Where does it show? I think it is lovely!

Annie said...

Looks like a fun monthly project. Your embroidery is lovely --- you are way too critical of your work.

Sandy said...

That will be a very pretty quilt...good work!

Elena said...

Very beautiful flower! Very nice embroidery!

Karan said...

I do like this. Looking forward to seeing the other blocks too - they'll make a fab quilt. :0)