Remember that free hand embroidery pattern I posted for Valentine’s Day, the Heart o’ Flowers? Well, I cheated. I made an egg (not as easy as it sounds!) and dropped the same flower fillings into it, to create an Egg o’ Flowers for you to embroider on anything that would benefit from a touch of spring color.
“Egg o’ Flowers” doesn’t quite have a ring to it, does it? I wish I were clever enough to think of perfect names for different hand embroidery patterns on Needle ‘n Thread! Alas, I find myself wanting to title my designs ingenious things, like “a scrolly design” and “another scrolly design” or “a circular thing.” How decidedly dull.
So, today, I’m posting an Egg o’ Flowers. A flower-filled egg. Oh, I could’ve punned things up a bit – “An egg-celent garden” – “Flowers Over Easy” – “Floral Hatchery” – or some such something or other.
But really, when it boils down to it, what are we talking about here? An egg. With flowers.
Despite the name, think of the possibilities for hand embroidery! Oh, the stitches you could use! Oh, the colors! I still want to embroider another basket liner, like I used for last year’s Easter basket, and I was thinking about stitching this large egg o’ flowers in the four corners of the flour sack towel that I use to line baskets. If I were to do so, I’d use a bright Spring palette of probably four colors – yellow, green, pink, purple. I could also see working the piece in shades of coral and yellow, with touches of pale green. But right now, it’s mighty doubty that I’ll get a basket liner stitched this year.
However, I hope you can find a use for the design!
Maybe on felt? Cute felt eggs to hang on a branch? I don’t know! Maybe you could use it for a card somehow – embroider it on paper. Or as a quilling pattern? Anything goes, really! What about you – any ideas?
And if you’d like a PDF for easy printing, here ’tis:
I’ve got a whole list of free hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread, if you’re looking for something to stitch! Help yourself!