I embroidered the house roof with a little bit of a brighter color and instead of straight stitch grass for the flower beds, I worked french knots and daisies into those spaces.
I grew quickly tired of all of the greens in the suggested pattern. So I made the french knot pink and white tree, that was supposed to be on the other side of the bridge in place of the suggested green bush.
I also added french knot flowers and french knot greenery along the bottom of the stone.
I loved the color suggestion for the background trees, but did not want to work them in straight stitch or french knots. Instead I worked them in what I like to call a free hand cross stitch, where I just place cross stitches throughout the design to give the tree more of a leafy look
When I saw the tree in the back ground, behind the bridge, I knew it has so much potential . I wanted a tree to look like the ones in old paintings. At first I thought it would be a simple weeping willow, but then I just had to add some color to make it look somewhat of a wisteria.
This tree was supposed to be the pink and white french knot like the one I worked in the front section. Instead, I chose to work it in colors of purple/reds.
The suggested iris's are lovely, but I always love to see iris gardens with the soft yellow and light purple and I wanted them to look billowy.
not to say that my ideas are the perfect way to stitch the project, but I really enjoyed the different stitch technique and colors as I worked along.
Now this once forgotten and stored away kit has been completed. After I finish up the stitching on the border and sign my name, I will work on getting it framed .
But where to hang it? I have several options but have not made a final decision yet
And I have already started something new.........can you guess what it is?
Hint.......it is full of things I love about Autumn......in which I am anxious for it's arrival.
How about you?
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