A little bit of embroidery

I had hoped to feature embroidery here on a more regular basis, but time seems to slip away while I’m not looking!  However, I did squeeze in some embroidery the other day for our first wedding anniversary, as I made Mark a little present to keep on his bedside table.  I won’t show you the finished article (how annoying of me, I know!) but took a couple of sneak peek photos…

As it was our ‘paper’ anniversary, I decided to stitch a message from me as if I’d written a note in pencil on a sheet of notebook paper.  The effect was quite cool, although it took me a little while to figure out how to stitch the letters so they actually looked like my handwriting.

He was very pleased with it.  Next time I stitch something I’ll show you what it looks like when it’s finished…