As you have probably guessed, I do like freebie designs.... especially when I want to try out a new designer or technique. Red Brolly have some great free designs, and one in particular really did jump out at me... the "Catalicious Quilt".
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I have been meaning to try my hand at other free-form hand embroidery techniques for some time now and over the weekend I decided it was time to start stitching Brutus.
Besides cross stitch and the associated back stitch / long stitch, it is a very long time since I have attempted any other types of embroidery.... especially satin stitch! At school, this was not my favourite stitch... and I would have to say that feeling probably hasn't changed!
So enough, rambling.... here is "Tea with Brutus"
Isn't he adorable? Overall, I am quite pleased with this finish! It didn't even take me very long - I started stitching on Saturday afternoon and finished on Sunday night. I need to find another way to transfer the design to the fabric other than a lead pencil though (hubby's pencils are all to light for the white fabric).... but for a test run, I think it looks ok!
I do plan to stitch all of the other designs in the series at some point as they are all just the cutest designs!
That's it for now. I do have one more finish to show you, but that will have to wait for a couple of days!
Til then, happy stitching....