This seems to be taking a long while but I am doing so many different things at the moment I am struggling to find time for them all.
I have chosen the design elements, photocopied them, outlined them in a stronger black and cut them out. Put some 28count blue linen into a eight inch embroidery frame and arranged the two dragonflies and the flower. When I was happy with the layout I held each piece behind the frame and traced it onto the fabric. Then I back stitched over the pencilled lines so I could follow the design once I began the Goldwork.
A chair is a sheltered part of the garden - this is where I sat to do the prep work for my embroidery. It wasn't really warm enough to be sitting outside but it is supposed to be summer so I thought I would give it a go.
So now the design has been chosen and prepped, I have my birthday present GOLDWORK by Hazel Everette ready by my side so here I go.................