I finished up another layout with hand stitching! I mucked around with this layout for awhile. I collect vintage old stitched doilies and table runners etc and my Mom brought me a stash of things she found while she was visiting recently! This bluebird one caught my eye right away and made me think of the cute bird from Oh My Heart. I first thought about using the stitched piece on a layout and painted the bird a bit to have the same blue. I didn’t like the cream background to the fabric, so I scanned the piece and then printed it out in black and white and layed it over a 12×12 and poked holes. I then stitched on the layout and went from there. I decided to use Prima Tropicals watercolors to give the bluebird more prominence! It turned out so sweet! I love it!
A photo showing the vintage piece.
Close up of the painting and pretty french knots!!