I felt a bit rusty, but it was fun to do an embroidery project this week. I used a very pale mint green linen that I'd purchased years ago from JoAnn's as the base and chose a few skeins of cotton floss as well as some Appleton crewel wool. (Appleton wool is made in the UK, however if you're in the States I've found a wide selection of colors here.)
The pattern used was the one right here on the cover of Yumiko Higuchi's new English language book, "Simply Stitched" ~ brought to us by the awesome folks at Zakka Workshop. The book will officially release in March, however you can purchase it now from Zakka Workshop on Etsy and yes, I do recommend it. For years, I've been pinning Yumiko Higuchi's beautiful embroidery pics on Pinterest ~ it's so cool to have her book now and to get the chance to recreate the elegant designs.
I love how this Dahlia Sachet came out ~ even if I wasn't paying full attention and had to make it slightly different. It's so stinkin' lovely. Of course, I've decided to give it away along with a copy of the book, courtesy of Zakka Workshop!
Yes! The giveaway starts officially on my Instagram February 6th, but I wanted to give you ~ my blog readers ~ the heads up about it. I know that some of you don't have an Instagram account (and feel strongly about it) and I don't want you to feel left out. So, if this applies to you, you may leave a comment here to enter to win! I'll pick a random winner from the combined entries soon. :)