|my universal floor stand makes a good helper while I stitch even without a hoop|
I stitched in all the little wolf willow leaves in silvery sage cotton & rayon for sheen. Then I'm adding in some hand dyed blues to open up the machine stitching a bit to let the water show through the boughs.
It's a good process, and the slow hand stitching at the end feels so terrific - like doing a binding on a quilt.
|work in progress - stitching in the wolf willow leaves|
I think handwork helps the maker to really spend time enjoying her creation. Up close and personal. ; )