Monday, June 15, 2020

It's Red, White & Blue Time!!

Hey, Stitchers:
I'm dee-lighted to share my latest design with you.... 
and it's something dee-cidedly red, white & blue... 
Hooray!  It's my new RED, WHITE & BLUE RIBBONS pattern:

I was in the mood to create something fun for the Fourth of July coming up next month.  So I pulled a handful of threads, including a variegated red and variegated blue Watercolours to use as the border bunting, as well as the wavy patriotic heart in the center.  Then I started playing with patriotic patterns - of course, stars and hearts came to mind - that could be woven into the overlapping ribbons.  I did my stitching on a piece of eggshell canvas with the sparkly gold flecks in it, which you can sorta see below:

The stitches themselves are easy enough to do (nothing difficult, except the counting, grin!) and they are just plain fun to work into the red, white and blue ribbon borders, as shown above.. 

There's a sprinkling of beads throughout the piece, as well as some gold sequin stars you can't see in the photo, unfortunately....and a gold star jewel to add to the center heart.   But you know, if you are a button/embellishment collector, I also realized this would be a great piece to add a few patriotic beads, buttons and charms  -- just to give it some extra pizazz and dimension! 

So if you want a fun new project to get you in the mood for our next summer holiday, please march on over to my website and see the pattern information for this super-fun
                                     RED, WHITE & BLUE RIBBONS pattern!