Maybroidery Update

As you might have guessed, I am a liiiiittle behind with my Maybroidery challenge. This is partially due to getting far too carried away on certain motifs – not compatible with a tight deadline, especially for a slow stitcher. It’s also partially due to other simultaneous crafting efforts and, well, life and stuff.

Anyhoo, I have made some progress. I’ve done 16 motifs so I’m half way there. Despite being slow I’ve really enjoyed the process and I definitely intend to do the rest. Here’s a little Instasnap of some of my progress so far:

As you can see, I’ve stitched some far more densely than others. This wasn’t really a conscious decision, but I like that variation. I think they’ll look pretty all together.

I’ve also been making a conscious effort to try and learn some new stitches along the way. The stamen of the bottom middle flower are sewn with a “Pistel Stitch”, a fancy variation of the french knot. There’s a great tutorial for the pistil stitch (and a million others) over at Sarah’s Hand Embroidery.

Siobhan xx