I knew I would enjoy this piece, but I completely underestimated just how much I would do so. I am just loving every single stitch and every single motif and every single minute I'm spending with this one! Woo Hoo! Now, y'all know how much I already love our girl Laura J. Perin...but I have to say that this one ROCKS!
The good news is that there are more flowers in this series to stitch! I can see it now....a black sleigh style day bed in my guest room covered in a white eyelet comforter and tons of these pillows. Wouldn't that just be lovely? I do have several pillows on the guest bed now, but they seem to be scattered about willy nilly. Methinks we need to have a THEME.
OK, OK, I didn't use the called-for ribbon floss on this one. I used Sparkle Rays for the petals instead:
I DID use the ribbon floss here, but realized later that it was supposed to be #5 perle cotton. For the Rhodes stitches in the middle, I used my beloved Flair:
Here I tried not to carry my thread on the back...I don't think it shows through, so I must have done something right:
So that's the progress thus far. I am truly hoping that I can finish this one up before the weekend is over so that I might jump into the Lily of the Valley Collage. I think I have all of the borders already completed on that one, so it might be a quickie!