When I saw this needlework pattern, I knew that I had to have it and modify it to fit the gift I planned. My son and daughter-in-law have overnight guests at their home nearly every weekend. And she adores sunflowers. In her guest room she always has small vases of sunflowers or sunflower-like flowers. The pattern words said “Sunflower Inn.” So I modified it by adding the line to say “Mike and Mich’s Sunflower Inn.” I can’t wait to give it to them. Of course it still needs framing, but at least the stitching is done. This is a “Little House Needleworks” pattern appropriately named Sunflower Inn. I stitched it on 32 ct Belfast cream linen with DMC and Weeks Dye Works threads. It worked up fairly quickly and I am delighted with the result. I am quite sure that the Christmas surprise will be a special one.
My photos of needlework never seem to come out with true colors. Do any of you photographers out there have some suggestions for me and my point and shoot camera? I usually lay my pieces on a black velvet board to take the photos. I have tried a couple of the different settings on the camera but can’t seem to get just the right one. I have an Olympus 1010. I’d appreciate any advice anyone can give.
Here’s a closeup of one of the little sunflowers. I love it. Well…on to the next project.