It's no secret that I love COSMO embroidery floss. But today I want to share with you a new product by COSMO - these beautiful painted cypress wood embroidery hoops. They're so pretty! Make It Yourself magazine features them in the Wish List of their Spring/Summer 2016 issue (on newstands today).
The purple hoop inspired me to stitch up a sweet sprig of lavender. Funny thing, though. When I was finished the embroidery, I suddenly remembered a conversation I had - literally a week ago - with a friend about how much I love the colour combination of aqua and lavender. So I switched the hoop and ... voila!
(The beautiful lace print fabric is from "Centenary Collection 21" by Yoko Saito for Lecien.)
I wanted to add a bow somewhere to my embroiderey piece in the.worst.way. I auditioned both aqua AND purple ones. Tried many positions, too ... above the word, below the word, on the flower, on the metal closure of the hoop ... but my daughters are doing their best to "modernize" me and convinced me that simple is better. So I settled for having a bow in the photo instead. A happy compromise. ;)
Happy Easter! xo k