Wednesday, March 17, 2010

16th Square

Top o 'the Morning to Ya & Happy St. Patricks Day!
Why didn't I do a clover?!? Duh... Anyhoo~ here is my 16th square. Just for today, lets pretend it's an Irish Thistle Flower,  like the one above ok? If you kind of squint real hard, it might be a thistle...'cept it's the wrong color, heehee...

This flower was from my book of embroidered flowers...

Books are my friends!
I think the flower in the book is a good deal bigger than mine. It's sometimes a challenge to stay within the scale. These squares are 1"x1" and that's pretty small, not much bigger than the width of your thumb.
I made a few mistakes while stitching this little lady, I hope they don't stand out. This might be the most "techincal" square I've done yet. I've free handed everything so far, but this was an actual copy of something which I find harder than just winging it. There are 8 different types of stitches in this flower, can you see them all?
1. Stem Stitch
2. Buttonhole Stitch
3. Padded Silk Stitch
4. Trellis Stitch
5. Straight Stitch
6. Lazy Daisy Stitch
7. French Knots
8. Bead Stitch
Yup, yup. They're all there, I promise. I hope you guys like it, you've all been SO nice leaving me such uplifting and positive comments here and on Flickr. I think you girls are AWESOME! Although, I have to admit, I'm becoming a little scared I'm going to do something subpar and disapointing. Oh well, what kind of challenge is it if you don't lift the bar, right? I'll keep trying!!
Who's making Corned Beef & Cabbage, because I'll be coming for dinner if you are!
Cheers with green beers!


beedeebabee♥ said...

Come on over, I'm making two big ones...(we eat like pigs over here)...and there's always enough for a couple of more sweeties in my house! My Irish soda bread just came out of the oven too! How fast can you hop on a plane???

Lisa, this is gorgeous! Your embroidery is fantastic...and this looked really hard too!
I love it, I love it all! Watching you has really got me in the mood to do one of these too! You're very inspiring! Keep up the great stitching, Sweetie! ... Silly girl, you could NEVER do anything disappointing!


Kathy said...

Beautiful square! Thanks for listing all of the stitches you used.

Jill said...

You never cease to amaze me! I love that thistle- and I love that little bud! Your squares have all been amazing.
I'm in the process of pulling out a couple squares today. The past couple of days have been very challenging for me. I'm starting to feel the pressure to top what I've already done, and my ideas aren't translating onto the fabric the way I'd like. I do love this project a lot though!

Maija said...

Wow!! That's a lot of pretty stitching in one small spot!! You are good!!