There was a time when cultured ladies spent their evenings by the fire working on their fine embroidery skills to produce linens and clothing items that were exquisite. Hand embroidery is not a lost art, many continue to practice their stitches, many are new to the art and some, like me, try but just can't produce the quality that I require. I so respect their skill.
This motif is a built-in design in my Unity embroidery machine. The stitch out takes 22 minutes and one color of thread. I chose a champagne colored off-white on this white linen piece. I also used a light-weight tear away stabilizer. The finished size is approximately 6 inches by 8 inches.
I have a few more gift pieces in progress. The magic of machine embroidery is the quality of the work and the speed with which the Sewist can accomplish her projects. Another studio day is planned for today, I love it when I am on a roll!!!!!!!!!
*are you as busy on a Monday as I am? Soup, chili, stews work well for me. I like to add some cornbread to round out the meal. Pop on over to Kitchen Chronicles to see my new recipe for Jalapeno and Cheese Cornbread HERE!