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I feared the French knot…

… for no reason whatsoever.  Oo-la-la!


Day 6 of the AEDM Challenge…

“Knot” only were the French Knots much easier than I imagined – but they look super neat when they’re done!  Well – “neat” in this case is subjective.  I’ll admit that a couple of mine are not-so-neat.  🙂


My project is complete!  Tonight I did my French knots, the left over twinkles, some two-toned brick stitching on the top and bottom, then circled the entire piece with some big scallopes.  Yay!  I did it!!  My very first stitching project – and it was done 100% on my own (with the help of Jenny Hart’s book, that is!)  🙂

So here are some of my French Knots:


I got fancy on my blanket fans and added some extra stitches in between the fans, and added some Knots to the outside.  Plus, in this picture, you can see some of the Knots that I had to add to the flowers to complete them, as well as some that were called for in the small scalloping.:


The piece is bordered by some brick stitching on the top and bottom, then completely circled by some larger scallops, dotted by a bigger brick stitch.  I’ll admit these are the most tidy – but I’ll do better on the next one.  🙂


I really like my flowers.  🙂

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And Ta-Daaaaa – The finished piece:



I think this calls for some Chocolate Milk to celebrate.


Thanks again for everyone’s support and enthusiasm for my project.



4 Responses

  1. I never knew there was such variety in embroidery…talk about the different textures and patterns you can create…wonderful. Great job!

  2. Congratulations on the completion! It looks fabulous!! I agree with you…chocolate is a great way to celebrate. 😉

  3. Thank you so much! I’m absolutely DELIGHTED that I finished it! Yay! 🙂

  4. Hurray! It looks lovely.

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