Knowing full well that I should keep concentrate on getting ready and quite certain that I will regret it later, I have been taking a little bit of time out between, packing, writing, printing, kitting and more packing...
I drew this design up a few weeks ago and have simply been itching to get it started. Yes, it is another crewel piece - this time a little larger than the previous few I have done.
The lower little leaf is done...
The first petals in splashes of red, coral and raspberry pink - yum
The main trunk is finished too. I tried a new way of filling it - overlapping and interlocking fan-shapes in different shades of green. I think it kind of works but I left the stitches quite open and am now contemplating if I should redo it with the stitches close together to the ground doesn't show through.