Since Easter will be here soon, this week I whipped up a little free-hand embroidered Easter egg.
Here it is hanging out in our Easter basket with the plastic eggs:
On the pink side I did a little fern stitch, some running stitch, backstitch, lazy daisies, satin stitch, and of course, blanket stitch on the edge:
On the purple side, I wanted to experiment with some new stitches, so I tried out sheaf stitch (there in the middle), and open cretan stitch (on the top and the bottom). I saw both of these stitches in Jenny Hart's Embroidered Effects. I've also got a little chain stitch (my favorite stitch of all), some more small satin stitch circles, and a bunch of french knots, which I really needed to practice.