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Friday, January 1, 2016

Two Birds In The Garden



I am nearly finished with the embroidery and embellishing work on this beautiful design by Maggie Bonanomi. Although her instructions did not include such work, I simply could not resist!
I will add some ribbon and a cotton backing and hang this handsome pair on our dining room wall.





Close up details:
I filled the flower with chain stitching. Edges were done in blanket stitch.


Large flower:
lazy daisy flowers with yellow beads for the centers. I blanket stitched around the brown center and then crocheted between the bars to add this ruffled look, which I do often.
Two rows of chain stitches around the perimeter make this flower pop out. I added random cross stitches, trim and a bit of beading.
Once again, 2 rows of chain stitches. Elongated chain stitches and a bead center. Colonial knots.
So, as you can see, you can take license to make a pattern "more you".

4 comments:

  1. Great mat! I love how you added highlights of embroidery to make this piece uniquely yours!

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  2. Darlene, so glad you are going to try and keep your blog running. I love your wool applique and of course love everything Maggie B designs. Happy New Year.

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  3. I especially like the grass on this little mat, but the flowers with their embellishments are awesome too! It will be wonderful hanging on your wall!

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  4. To see this in person, was such a blessing. We loved the way Darlene embellishes without going over the top. We've learned so much in such a short time.

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