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!


Needle Nicely said...

Love your choice of stitch and fiber for the roof. It really looks great!

Cindy Minick said...


Anonymous said...

Oh so cute...I love are so creative