Over at HGTV Message Board, we are swapping squares for a quilt. Each square is made of Kona Black cotton fabric, with an embroidered heart. Each person selected a different color of thread to work in, my color is white.
This heart is stitched with Stem Stitch, and Back Stitch for the circles. The stems and leaves are done in Split Stitch. The flowers are Bullion Stitches with 15 wraps, and 3-wrap French Knots in the center. This is the first heart I designed. If you'd like to try the pattern, just print out this photo and re-trace it with a black marker or pencil.
There are three more designs I've drawn, and when each is stitched I'll share them with you too.
I'm also still working on draperies...and have cut my accent strips for the bedroom set...which is my last set to get done. When finished, this will be a HUGE task marked off of my TO-DO List.
Do you have a TO-DO List? I need to update mine because I seem to be working on several things that are not on my list...which just throws out any "organization" out the door!