I have had a lot of fun this month trying to decide what to stitch for each of the first four mystery parcels, it has also been hard limiting it to just four people and so for WEEK FIVE I have decided to make it a gift for everyone who reads my blog.
To do this I am sharing a new design with you. Going through some old designs I came across some bird drawings I had made on graph paper I stitch the little bird adding a bullion stitch red rose in its beak.
Then I played with the design and this was the result, the second one is stitch like Assisi embroidery the background filled with cross stitches. I will use these two piece for a pin keep and mount them on slightly smaller circles of card. I have stitched with an oddment of silk that I can not match with another thread so I will so I will add red roses to one and then I can use dark red perle thread for cords and tassels.
I will show them again when mounted and I have plans to add to the set, meanwhile I must get stitching on a very special gift, for Caitlin's birthday next month I plan to make her a hussif. The hussif I made for Rachel won an award, so the challenge will be to make this one different but just as special. Meanwhile here are the charts for my little birds I hope someone might enjoy the gift and stitch them.