Buttercup (Spiral Sheep)

July 2014

After making my little felt birdies, I decided to try doing some more hand embroidery and started looking for a pattern. I found this on Etsy and thought it was pretty adorable… so it became my first real embroidery project. Since it was half experiment, I didn’t really have a plan for it when I stitched it. I just got some linen and embroidery floss and started stitching. Now I don’t really know what to do with it. I will probably order an oval embroidery hoop and just use that as a frame, but I have also considered making it into a pillow or possibly even making a fabric “frame” for it by adding some borders along with batting and backing the same way you would finish a quilt.