Sunday, March 5, 2017

something for spring ...

The prolonged spell of mild weather that ate away most of the snow had me thinking of spring.  So when I saw these cute embroidery designs I rummaged through my needlework box and came up with these threads and a piece of thin dropcloth - too thin to call it canvas - I wish I could find another dropcloth similar to this - it's thin and soft and makes up into wonderful things - I suspect it would be rather useless as an actual dropcloth.





I makd a hanging pocket from the design and on one of my regular walks I scrounged a few branches for it ...



I'll be linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.


embrace simplicity .... celebrate imperfection

20 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh I think it looks great!!!

Connie said...

Very pretty hanging there on the doorknob . . . saying Spring is coming, yes it is :)
Do you prewash your drop cloth . . . I prewash and then set a extra long rise in Downy fabric softener. It works great.

Timi said...

It is soooo lovely!!! I LOVE it!!! ♥

WoolenSails said...

Those are really nice designs and i love how you stitched it and finished it, nice pieces to hang around the house.

Debbie

Tangos Treasures said...

How beautiful!! Enjoy your mild weather!!

allthingzsewn said...

This turned out really sweeet.

Brigitte said...

You are so creative, Kate. These embroidery designs are so cute. And I love the little bag with the twigs in it.
Great to hear that spring has arrived at your place. Enjoy the mild weather and the sun.

Carol said...

How sweet that turned out, Kate! I started with embroidery way back in high school--then moved on to crewel embroidery and then cross stitch. I remember embroidering my mom some pillowcases--I wonder whatever happened to them!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very nice to see some signs of Spring! Will you be making more projects with the other designs as well? Very cute little stitching project.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How charming, that pocket with the branches is delightful.

CathieJ said...

This is so sweet. I love the floss colors that you used.

Deb said...

This little embroidery just says Spring is coming, such a creative piece.

Quilter Kathy said...

Such beautiful projects... love your photographs!

Deborah said...

The pocket is a great idea...cute and simple!

Jenny said...

Very cute - definately has the Spring feeling!

Robin said...

What a clever little spring bouquet. It would look cute on the wall too.

Nita said...

Very sweet. :) If you make it, spring will come...so keep on making!

Nita said...

Very sweet! If you make it, spring will come...so keep on making!

Debbie Huber said...

So pretty! What a cute little project! And I love your photo at the banner of your blog. How beautiful! I hope you get to see it often.

Helen Philipps said...

Very pretty...and perfect for spring!
Helen xox