Hearts stitch journal, 03 March 2018

Warm and wet this morning – 4 degrees and drizzling. Everything is wet through from the rain overnight. The flowers that drooped and seemingly died in the cold snap are perking up again and the forsythia has come back into bloom. Forsythia have four petals but you rarely see all four when you look at them as there’s usually one hidden round the back, so I’ve shown them with two and three.

Today’s threads are grey perlé no 5 by Cartier Bresson for the outline and brown and variegated yellow six-strand Anchor cottons and green coton à broder for the flowers. The stitches are threaded coral stitch for the outline, stem stitch for the stems and lazy daisy for the sepals and petals.

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