Year of the Stitch: Whimsy Lane #10

My big distraction right now? Seed catalogs. Perusing the colorful illustrations distracts me from the 10 inches of snow covering my garden beds. And as I complete the final embroidery stitches on the Whimsy Lane quilt, I imagine Spring, Spring flowers, and sunny days.

To decorate the Whimsy Lane sun I use fly stitches around the pinked edges and make arcs of fly stitches inside the sun shape. This hot color for a hot sun, a size 8 Oranges thread, is the same as used on the rooftop and center of the flowers. Each fly stitch is accented with a French knot made with a size 12 Aquamarine thread. There. I feel warmer already during this Year of the Stitch.