Thursday, February 10, 2011


This embroidery was inspired partly by the beautiful wooden fretwork on the church organ at my childhood Sunday School. The delicate fernery surrounds a ring of old-style Sheaf stitch, which is beautifully textured and a pleasure to employ. The stitches frame a sweet blue-bird of happiness carrying a letter to. . . someone special!

My friends have embroidered their childrens names and birthdates within the circle, above and below the bluebird, or it would be nice to commemorate a wedding.

The bluebird is such a nostalgic motif. I had a little brooch as a child that I loved, and bought some also for my own daughters.

Instructions are thorough in all of my patterns, with illustrations and good descriptions throughout.

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