This is a little embroidery hoop picture that I made the previous
weekend. I've always wanted to make something like this
but I couldn't decide whether to use appliques or crossstitch.
Then I came across a project in Prima Makes Magazine
that gave me the idea to use red buttons for the cherries
and I thought I'll give it a try.
I found a couple of wooden ones amonst my button stash
that were just the right size and so with some green thread and
yellow fabric I happily stiched away.
I used satin stitch for the leaves and split stitch for the
stalks. It was simple and easy, just the sort of project I enjoy
working on while sat on the sofa watching tv.
I think the buttons work perfectly and they go really well with
the yellow background.
It's a cheerful little picture and I love the handmade
colours it brings to our home so I'm really happy. Hope you
like it too!
Have a lovely week!