I finished the third design in the set - the pansies - last week. After much angst about my colour choices for this pattern, I am very happy with the final result!
Stitching this set has been one of those on again off again projects where you work on it obsessively for a day or two then abandon it for a few weeks then pick it up again and get absorbed for another afternoon... and so on throughout the summer.
I started it way back in June...
... finishing the rose pretty quickly and stitching the waterlily on trains and in my hotel room on holiday because I couldn't bear to leave it at home. I finished the waterlily a few weeks later then started the pansies just in time for the &Stitches picnic at the start of August, ummed and aahed about the colours and finally finished them last week.
Wanna see pics of the finished set? There's a rose, the pansies and a waterlily. I am pleased as punch with how they turned out.
Here's a closer look at the detail:
Lots of happy hours of stitching went into these flowers!
There is something quite meditative about getting absorbed in a simple embroidery project, slowly following the lines of the pattern and doing the same simple stitch over and over. It's a super relaxing process, and a very satisfying one too.
I have totally caught the embroidery bug now (did you see the free pattern I shared last week?) and will definitely be keeping my eye out for more pretty vintage patterns to stitch.