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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trying Something New And Different ...

Hello my dear friends,

whilst waiting for my newest dyed bits and pieces to dry a few days ago, I just couldn't sit around, doing nothing and wait. No, I had to keep myself busy. I had recently found a short tutorial on Pinterest on how to make what is called a 3 D embroidery. This tutorial was about making a tassel flower. I think they call it a tassel flower because you start making it as if you were to make a tassel. I personally think it looks like the flower of a thistle plant and I liked it's look so much, that I just had to try it out. 

I wanted it to look simple but pretty so I chose white crochet thread, strong sewing thread and my favorite ... drop cloth for this project. I also wanted it to be small, as small as I could make it. My first attempt is now done and I am quite content with the outcome. It took me a little longer than I thought it would in the beginning because the loops of thread would slip out of my fingers and I would have to start over again and wind them up but in the end I did it!

And this is my first little thistle flower ...

I am not quite there just yet with my rough edges and uneven stitches but with a little more practice, I am sure that in the end I will be very happy with it. I am already thinking of what I am going to make where I can use this little lovely flower ... any thoughts? One thing I do know is that I am excited to make more of these neat blooming pretties.

And last but not least ...

... this morning the little cottontail bunny was visiting our garden again and I was able to get a few new photos of the little furry critter. You can already see that it has grown since the last time I shared pictures of it.

The little critter sat in the morning sun, keeping an eye out for anything that moved and then went back home again after a while. It's short visit sure did brighten my morning a lot more than it already was.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. I see a possible daisy, or maybe a thistle.

  2. I'm behind in my commenting again but have to say that I do love that wee flower (I saw that tute on Pinterest too and saved it for future reference). How could you not be delighted to see that sweet little bunny. I know some say that they do a lot of damage, but you can forgive a lot when you get to see all that bunny cuteness.

  3. hola karen estare pendiente del resultado de su proyecto, luce felicitaciones
    reciba mi cariƱo con mi corazon en cristo jesus

  4. It is unbelievable how creative you are with a needle.
    The little rabbit is so cute and you take great photos!

    Hugs Ines♥