A couple weeks ago, I posted a hand embroidery pattern for a Quaker sampler design, converted for surface embroidery. I haven’t had time to stitch it myself, but Jan Miller has. Using the bird in a tree design, Jan made a beautiful Christmas ornament – and she sent pictures. Thanks, Jan!
My first thought when I finished converting this design into a surface embroidery pattern was that it would make a pretty Christmas tree ornament. So I was delighted to see Jan’s rendition.
Using simple stitches that suit the pattern very well, Jan stitched the ornament on white velvet, I think. She finished it with a matching hand-made tassel.
I love the dark green and the deep red – they suit the design. One reader suggested that simple color tones were best, rather than a variety of shades, since plain color choices would work best in keeping with the simplicity of the Quaker design.
I still want to stitch this pattern up, and hope to one of these days! Has anyone else tried this design? I’d love to see what other people do with it!
Thanks again, Janice, for sending along the pictures!
What are you working on? If you want to share photos of your recent needlework adventures, drop me a line!