I took my inspiration from the beautiful verigated Stef Francis threads and just picked complimentary colours. This class starts on 5 April so I'm almost ready to go. I just need to trace the design onto the fabric now, but I'll do that at Nancy's Stitch Studio because they have a light box.
One of my "no reply blogger" readers asked me to recommend an embroidery book, so I'm showing this Embroidery Stitch Bible that I've had for about 10 years now.
It shows a lot of stitches, but it gives step by step instructions too, so I find it very helpful. Here's an example:
Another "no reply blogger" asked if I put backing behind my green fabric for the Textured Floral Extravaganza, and the answer is "Yes".
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I don't have a lot of pretty plants in my garden, but I was very pleased to see this rhodendron flowering.
And finally, I achieved my goal of completing 25% of A Treasured Time in the first quarter of the year. This means it might just be finished and framed before Christmas (if I can keep up the pace through out the rest of the year). I'm leaving the backstitching until the very end.