After the popularity of my HOLIDAY WREATH, Roz Watenamo of Nordic Needle jokingly asked if I was going to start a new wreath series. I laughed, but my designing mind immediately saw all SORTS of wreaths I could create and stitch. The first one that really grabbed my attention was a wreath for Valentine's Day. I started sketching, graphing and stitching and VOILA, here is my new VALENTINE WREATH:
As you can see, I couldn't decide which valentiney color to use - red, pink, or purple - so I used them all, and I just love the mixed colors on this! This piece COULD be done all in one color family if you wanted to do that. But I've also included thread options for a purple or pink velvet bow, which would definitely change the look of this multi-color wreath. Or, how about adding a few heart buttons, charms or lockets as extra embellishments?
And let me confess: it was soooooo fun to stitch up! I just loved coming up with compact ribbon designs to fit in the larger hearts. Gotta have a few Rhodes hearts, too. And I added a few gold cameos on my wreath, to mix in some soft gold.... And padded hearts! Oh so fun and easy to make with plain ol' pearl cotton. Here's a close-up look at some of the hearts:
So if you are in the mood to stitch some really fun valentines for yourself or someone you love, please visit my website:www.laurajperindesigns.net and check out this delicious new VALENTINE WREATH!
Happy Friday, Stitchers!