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!