Oh, this is so lovely! I love the colors you used - stunning! Well done!
Thank you. The colours are a bit brighter in real life.
The flower is beautiful! Of course, the whole card is, but the flower is so-o nice. Keep up your great work.
The flower is from a remnant my mother sewed for herself years ago (she died in 2001). I loved it and went from there.
That is very nice. Love your color play in the card
This is very detailed work! Everything is so small that it displays how really talented you are getting all those small stitches in the right place! It would be nice as a postcard too.
Thank you. For a card I would like it half the size and I did not want to cut off that much.
Long before machine embroidery I did a lot of free hand enbroidery with my mum's straight stitch only Elna ( the first electric after the treadle) and later on my own machine that could do zigzag and buttonholes as well. Was quite good at it but lost most of that skill - use it or lose it - a pity really, as it can come in very handy. Maybe with a bit of practice....
I don't think you lost it. It is somewhere buried in your head waiting to be woke up again. Sometimes I do hand sewing just to slow the pace and enjoy working with my hands.
I love this. I saw a program may use techniques like this.
I like to do things like that now and again between techniques that have become " usual ones". Triggers new ideas.
Thank you - and a lot of things I'd do differently next time :)
I really like this!
I like it. It is different. It is always fun to try out something new to learn. Some we never do again and others give us joy to repeat and modify
Yes, it is fun to try out new things. Might experiment a bit more for a while.