I am rather chuffed with myself this week, as I have been very busy on the craft front, as well as having a ball, making friends and well, just making a mess everywhere.
This is something I 'knocked' up, that took me a full 7 hours from start to finish,
I can't remember what the term for this kind of applique is called, but I had to place each piece of fabric onto a printed pattern (that I had already transferred) and stitch that in place; then stitche the next one to it, and so on. Then, I had to add on the two side (top and bottom here) panels, and then do the machine embroidery, embroider over the red and gold braids. And then, dear reader, I had to hand embroider the other stitches on - seed, lazy daisy, pistel, french knot and fly stitch, phew!
And, never having had an embroidery lesson in my life, any and all of these have been learned from a leaflet, this week (apart from the french knots.)
I did receive 'joint third' with this wonderful creation at the SWRI meeting this evening (mainly, apparently, because my sewing up after stuffing was iffy) I just don't mind!
I am now the (v.v.) proud owner of a fabulous 4" x 2 1/2" pincushion, which I just happened to need.