Rethinking Embroidery #6

The holidays have shrunk my stitch time and expanded my waistline.

But now I’m back to work rethinking this step-out from the Yellow House¬†project in¬†Joyful Stitching.

As I waddle over to my chair (cookie in hand) to stitch, I long for the sights and smells of my summer garden.

And suddenly, a basket of flowers appears on the shore to cheer me up!

The flower basket is stitched with size 8 Sunflowers and Sunrise threads using tight rows of chain stitches and stem stitches. And the joyfully variegated Asters thread creates dozens of lazy daisy petals around a simple French knot to make the flowers.

Original Yellow House Design by Laura Wasilowski from Joyful Stitching

You’ll note that the basket has replaced the boat in my re-make of the Yellow House from Joyful Stitching. It’s my theory that 3 elements make a pleasing design. So along with the house and tree, the basket draws the viewer’s eye around the piece.

Soon I’ll reveal the final version of my new Yellow House design. But first, another cookie!