Monday, April 6, 2015

Egg-cell-ent New Wreath!

Oh, all you Springtime Lovers.... have I got a new pattern for you!
It's my new SPRINGTIME WREATH, that is filled with all the happiest things of Spring --
pastel flowers, decorated eggs, and a soft chick and bunny.

There's so much going on with this wreath, that it's hard to take it all in, isn't it?  
When I started stitching it up, I began counting out from the center point,
working the velvet ribbons and bow first; then adding all the eggs, doing them one by one. 
 The bunny and chick came next (done in touchable-softBella Lusso merino wool);
 then I wove the small basket and filled it with plump eggs.  

Adding lots of pastel flowers came next - 
daffodils, pansies, open tulips, and tiny pink blossoms were fitted between all the larger items
 on the wreath.  I selected a variegated ThreadworX #5 pearl thread for the wreath foliage, 
that is worked in an easy Pavilion Diamond variation to fill the background 
behind all the wreath items.  

After everything was stitched, I finished my wreath by adding a handful of beads (included with the pattern).  I also went back and outlined each egg with a simple Stem Stitch, using the softly variegated ThreadworX, to make each egg stand out a bit from the wreath greenery.

Like any stitchery project,
 if you break down this SPRINGTIME WREATH into manageable steps, and 
focus on each step at a time, it really isn't so difficult.... and as the piece begins to take shape
right before your eyes, you can celebrate the process (as well as the joys of spring) -- 
and take pride in creating something that you'll enjoy displaying every year!  

So if you're up for a new wreath to display in your house, please hop on over 
to my website and see the thread list and other information for ordering


Ellen said...


JoAnn said...

Lovely. Great work!

zenuwpees said...

Magnifique broderie felicitation bonne nuit Marie-Claire