Just in time for the fourth I managed to complete a project I started months ago - new art to hang on my door.
With an overabundance of embroidery hoops and unbleached muslin this seemed like a logical place to start. Then I used a small amount of my wool felt stash to create the stars and stripes. My field of blue measuring 2 x 3 inches and the stripes measuring 1 inch wide and varying a tad in length. I secured them in place using felt glue - something that should be used sparingly so hand stitching doesn't become difficult later. Then I stitched around the square and stripes which took....forever. I recommend this as a project for that late time of night when you're vegging out in front of the TV.
Then I needed stars. I didn't manage room for all 50 (just 42), but this was I think the most time consuming part.
Since it was so small I couldn't make a traditional star shape and opted for this instead.
And to try and help me keep the rows straight (I failed, but we'll just call it "rustic" okay?) I followed this pattern.
Finally! I can take down my Christmas cones which should have been taken down months ago except that without it my door look so boring and sad.
A length of jute string looped around the top holds it in place.
This will be perfect to stay up until Autumn. Maybe I should get started on my Autumn art now so it might be ready in time. ;)
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