After learning and experimenting with the couching stitch for the January Feeling Stitchy Stitch Along (whew that’s a lot of words!) I was inspired to try my hand at another one. This one was inspired by a tiny valentine’s card I saw pinned a while back. I used black boucle yarn and black embroidery floss to outline the letters. Then I cut out a tiny wool felt heart and hand appliqued it on. This is stitched onto a stiff cotton duck fabric that is heavenly to sew on.
I’m still doing some experimenting with framing options for my embroideries. This time I used an 8×8 black square frame I found at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. This one was actually a true frame, so I removed the glass and had to fiddle around with how to attach and stretch the fabric on the inside so that I could put all the accoutrements back inside. Now that it’s all done and hanging on my newly painted wall, I absolutely love it and kind of didn’t even want to list it for sale...but I guess I could just make myself another one 🙂