I thought I might join Jo´s new SAL called `The People´s Choice´ celebrated the first Saturday of each month and with this month´s theme being birthstones.
Looking through my stitched items, I don´t seem to have embroidered anything at all to do with birthstones or gemstones in general or even a peridot in particular which happens to be my August birthstone. However I found a Hardanger piece which I had finished with a sparkly gem.
I stitched the pattern on 28ct. antique white fabric using Anchor perlé thread #8 and #12 and a dash of Anchor floss Nº 93 for the dove´s eyes. Other stitches include button hole edging, kloster blocks, wrapped bars, maltese crosses and a blanket stitch flower in the centre.
I didn´t want to make a bookmark as such and hunted about for a suitable frame. I hardly ever frame embroidery.
and apparently this wasn´t going to be the exception either as none of the 20 odd examples knocking about in the basement were suitable and the above example just too small. So how about a fabric frame?
linen from stash, a bit of lace, some beads and buttons.
Thank you for looking.
Linking to Wen for Simply Neutrals