Pretty soon I was looking for other things to decorate. A friend requested that I give her skull and cross bone bag some personality, so I added some free-hand flowers and insects.
I also enjoyed decorating very simple items like these blue fingerless gloves made from felted sweaters with stars made from bullion stitches and French knots.
I also like tracing and elaborating on pattern fabrics, like this vintage flowered fabric which I quilted onto another knitting bag.
My most elaborate embroidery is this lotus flower which is based on a design by William Morris. It started it as a means to practice satin stitch, but it’s final destination was a square in a baby quilt. The variety of colors is kind of wacky, but the change kept me entertained through the sewing process.