So my new resolutions of only doing unique embroideries is going well. I promised myself that I wouldn’t do any repeats of the same embroidery any more. Which I have to say is more time consuming but it is more satisfying to do everything different and know I don’t have to do it again! haha.
So this weeks embroideries include:
A Muskox. I debated a bit about doing him because he isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I wanted some realism in my Arctic wall hanging and if it is to be about the Arctic is can’t be all cute bunnies and foxes. So here he is in all his glory. I thread painted his mouth which isn’t something i tend to do but I thought it would stand out too much if I used fabric and here he does look nice and hairy 🙂
An Arctic Tern. This one will be going on the top left hand corner of the wall hanging to counter the larger reindeer embroidery in the right hand side. I will probably add a couple of smaller birds near by.
Stonechat and snowdrops. This is our free pattern (and you will find it to download in the free pattern page on this site) and the folks in my group decided on snowdrops and to be nice and cheerful spring. I added in some early catkins and a little stonechat and used a nice celery green for a spring feel.
This little Nuthatch is one of my favourite embroideries I’ve done for a while. I love the angle of the head and the composition of the ivy. Not that I’m feeling pleased with myself or anything 😀 He will definitely be going in my pair of winter wall hangings.
And I don’t think you can have a winter wall haning without this little guy taking a snooze. Last of all I have been working on the alternate colour way for my BoM quilt that is kicking off this month for the next 16. It’s always a little difficult to get going with a colourway as you have so much choice but need to fix NOW the fabrics I am allowed to use for the next 16 months without having the whole design mapped out. Well I kind of have it mapped out if a pencil sketch on the back of an envelope counts. 😀