Stitching ‘The Secret Garden’
I have started stitching on linen again. My current big project is ‘The Bookshelf’ by Little House Needleworks, which really appealed to me because I have always loved books.
I started with the section featuring ‘The Secret Garden’, completing most of it when I had three friends over for a stitching weekend last month.
Stitching on linen produces a lovely end result, but requires a bit more concentration than stitching on aida. Here are my tips for careful counting:
- count twice, stitch once
- count threads, not holes
- triangulate from more than one point
It just so happens that I also found a beautiful hardback copy of ‘The Secret Garden’ for £2.99 in TK Maxx, so I got chance to re-read the story as well.
As always, I also like to have smaller projects on the go. My most recently completed mini kit was this really sweet Mouseloft Tiddlers pink butterfly which I used to make a little purple felt needlecase for my Faith Hope and Charity Swapping swap partner.
Butterflies seem to be cropping up a lot in my stitching so far this year! See my Spring Stitching blogpost for a couple more examples.
I am linking up with Needlework Days at Feisty Tapas. This is well worth checking out, to see what other people have been making.