I have been working on a bit of cross stitch, which comes from this book which was given to me by my father and stepmother.
I got quite a lot done on my recent holiday and I feel that with a proper spurt of energy I could even complete it.
The flowers are intended to be anemones. You can see this if you squint hard at it.
Here is the template from the book:
This is the most time consuming embroidery I have ever done. It takes a long long time to sew even just a little petal which is meditative or frustrating, depending on your point of view.
But now I am approaching the end I am wondering what I will do with it.
I started doing cross stitch because I wanted to make my own embroidered linen hand towels like these from Plane Tree Farm. You know the ones I mean, which are so delicate and beautiful you don't even want your guests using them.
I don't think my anemones will work as a hand towel because the fabric is wrong.
It has now been sitting at home untouched for weeks and I feel guilty when I look at it. I could always frame it but I really don't have a suitable spot for anything like a framed cross stitch flower. The other option may be to turn it into a little lavender pillow for a drawer.
Any ideas? I know at least one of my readers (Kristine) is an exceptional craftslady......