As it's Sew in Love's eleventh blog-o-versary tomorrow, I thought I must mark occasion with a post! What better thing to talk about than revisiting and improving a project from a couple of years ago that I wasn't very pleased with.
The problem with this one was the leaves, especially the darker one. I just couldn't seem to get the shading right and it only looked decent upside down!!! Also, it's a teeny bit puckered (a problem I constantly have with heavy embroideries, despite backing my fabric and making sure it's all held very taut in a hoop) I was wondering what to do with it as I didn't want to display it and it didn't seem to fit anything else.
I'm almost out of white card blanks and I can't get any more as the company who made these seem to have long since disappeared from the marketplace, so I had to paint around the rim with white acrylic (not terribly well, I'm sorry to say....), in order to have a white 'mount' effect. I liked it, just need to make sure and get it without any spills next time.
So, happy eleventh blog anniversary to Sew in Love and here's hoping that the next eleven go ever better!
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016