Do you ever have an idea rolling around your mind for such a long time you are almost afraid to try and realise it for fear it doesn’t work? Just me? I really hope not!
I have had the idea for this pattern for ages! A couple of weeks ago I decided to get a grip, face my fears and start making. Although I had to tweak the pattern as I went, on the whole, I am happy with how it turned out.
My original pattern had to be made considerably smaller or I would have been stitching the same piece forever! I have kept the original though – it occurred to me that it would be the perfect size for a needlepoint cushion. I could see this design on a cushion, what do you think? I had also imagined the M being blue with red/pink roses around the door but the green vine and leaves got lost against the blue do I had to switch to a yellow M with clematis! Necessity is truly the mother of invention.
What do you think? I am hoping to start selling cross stitch/needlepoint patterns in the near future so I would love to hear your thoughts. I think I am going to add this to the list of patterns that I am happy with.