In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wee tiny flower garden

The gentleman's nightcap had its ten hours--amazing how much easier it is to see what you're doing when you have adequate magnification--so I moved to Minikin.

I spent an evening planting flowers:

Jessica stitches make quite lovely flowers. They will be lovelier when they have greenery around them and the centers worked. I think, though, that I'm going to get the other two pieces on this hunk of linen Jessica'd and then do all the leaves and centers at the same time.

I thought about trying to work the color flow in the overdyed silk so that the corners matched. Then I decided that I prefer cottage gardens where things just sort of happen (even when that very random look is carefully planned). So I just let the colors fall where they may.

Back to it . . .


  1. I honestly have never come across a Jessica stitch before so now I want to go try them. Thank you for sharing the pics of your progress ~ can't wait to see it with the leaves!

  2. I like the looks of your Jessica flowers. Off to find directions for them as I haven't used that stitch before. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. (trying again - gremlins seem to have eaten my comment)

    Your Jessica stitch flowers are lovely! I've never used it myself and the examples I've seen have been a squared version - this rounded form has lots of possibilities.