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Small Victory


That's a really small victory.  2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches to be exact.

It's a small kit I got years ago.  It's by Needlemagic, Inc.  A quick Internet search shows that there were many of these each with different herbs (all for sale).  I picked this kit because of the hummingbird.  Isn't he cute?

This was a portable travel project that I started about a month ago.  I'm pleased to say I finished it relatively quickly, cleaned up the messes I made while stitching it and stored off the excess threads.

What I like best is my finishing.


I fused a piece of coordinating fabric to the back and folded over the fabric and stitched it down, mitering the corners (one with ease and three with great difficulty).  I added a string for hanging and I'm done.

For some reason I've started gravitating to simple, easy projects.  I don't feel like doing anything more ambitious right now.

However, I can imagine the same hummingbird on linen with a field of embroidered flowers.  Lots of lazy daisies and french knots.  But, right now, I'm just not motivated.  Maybe later.

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