I finally finished another one.
I actually stitched it in just a few evenings, but it took me a while to get started. The kit contains a piece of cotton with the bird printed on in colour. You get some embroidery floss and a stitch guide, but of course you can go it alone and do whatever you like.
Oh - I meant to put a little yellow french knot in the middle of those blue flowers, I'd completely forgotten! The tail is a six-strand of floss couched down. I haven't really done couching before and I was thinking of lots of possibilities for this technique as I was stitching it.
It's mounted in a plastic hoop. The reason being that the first kit I did was oval shaped. I assumed they were all oval shaped so went on line to find an oval hoop. The wooden ones are the wrong proportions/ratio, only the plastic ones came in the right size. When I then discovered some of the embroideries are circular, I had to buy matching frames.
The kits come in a little bag with a design printed on the front. I embroidered this one. I can't find the last one but when I do I will embroider that too, oh and I have another kit too!
When I showed you my Silk Ribbon, I promised to show you a shot of my "gallery". These embroideries aren't in the gallery, they're on the opposite dining room wall along side my beautiful glass piece that the wonderful parents bought me for my birthday one year.
I might have to rearrange a bit when the third one is done, especially as I can't remember if it's round or oval!
On the opposite wall, where there is an arch through to my living room, is my gallery and here it is.
I haven't been very consistent with my blog post tags, so I can't link to all of the posts on these individual hoops, but you can find some of them here and here, if you're interested.