I've only had to wait 10 weeks, so it's rather nice to share my own *J* monogram today.
And of course, I wanted something pink, rosey, round and sweet....after all, J is for Jenny this Monday.
When I'd finished stitching J in my Sampler...
...I hunted down some lovely Ed Mar 'Lola' rayon threads from a project I made years ago.
These threads are very fiddly to work with, and are normally used with Brazilian embroidery (of which I sadly have no talent for!), but the sheen on them - oh, it's sublime.
Armed with these threads, the tiniest little wooden hoop, a scrap of linen, and some pink organza ribbon, I had a project to sew!
Can you see how these threads almost glisten?
After I stitched J, I took the outer circle off the little wooden hoop and wrapped it with the pink organza ribbon, securing the end with a dab of hot glue at the back.
Next, I stretched the J over the inner section of the wooden hoop before inserting it back in place.
Cute? yes, but it needed something more.
A small length of the prettiest gingham I own (from Brenda Riddles's Durham Anew 2012 collection) was made into a raw edged bow and hot glued slightly off centre. Now, it's truly a *J* I heart!
You can download the pattern for 'J' HERE.
Have you been stitching the monograms?
What have you made with them?