Friday, February 14, 2014
A Valentine for me
Before the holidays, I started working on a little baby gift for a friend's new grandchild--a 3-D block that spelled out "Baby" and incorporated the child's initials. Just for fun, I decided to take the 3-D concept one step further and created a birdhouse for myself that's called "Love Nest." And it's all stitched just in time for Valentine's Day!
As you can tell by the photo, I just love the color pink! The roof was worked in a horizontal diagonal cashmere stitch with Watercolours "Flagstone." The love birds were worked in a satin stitch with Vineyard Silk Classic "Bright White," while all the greenery was stitched in French knots with Impressions #5061. Except for a little Kreinik metallic for the lanterns flanking the front door, the rest of the birdhouse was stitched with DMC cotton floss. The "roofing materials" were all I needed to purchase--the rest of the threads all came from my stash. A very economical Valentine's present for myself!