Today I made a little more progress on the new hussif. Actually, I've done a bit more than this, but right now it looks rather like a 'blob' of cross stitching that has no meaning, so you will have to wait and see what it will become. In the meantime...
Some sections of this hussif won't be embroidered because the pattern in the fabric is already perfect, as you can see here. All I've added is a simple cross stitch seam treatment at the bottom, some whipped buttonhole stitch on the upper right, along with the recipients name (another use for waste canvas!). I don't think she reads my blog, so it's safe.
I also thought I'd give you a few sites that you might want to check out....
1. A great source for vintage transfers can be found HERE. Be sure to scroll through her blog to see all the lovely patterns.
2. There's another one HERE. You have to become a member (free), but it is definitely worthwhile. There are hundreds of patterns!!
3. And for general embroidery and needlework goodness, it's always worth checking out the Antique Pattern Library HERE. There are links on the page to take you to all sorts of resources for different forms of embroidery.
Today the quote is from Terri Guillemets...."With arms outstretched, I thank. With heart beating gratefully, I love. With body in health, I jump for joy. With spirit full, I live"