cozyblue stitch club :: summer breeze

here she is... our new pattern for august stitch club!
i designed this one based on those floral stoneware dishes from the 70's and 80's. do you remember those?
if your family didn't have a set, your best friends' family probably did.

i used a mix of warm vintage colors for this, and i included plenty of floss in case you want to fill in some areas.

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i've started mine with the blue [2 strands]:
- back stitch and satin for the stems.
- the centers of the star-shaped flowers are also blue, star stitch.
- and those big textured flower centers are just teeny tiny intersecting rows of back stitches.

if you need a little refresher for some of these stitches, check out my 'basic stitches for hand embroidery'

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