First, the lovely card I received from Jackie, aka The Batty Felter on the forum. It is a lovely card and she must have done it up quickly to get it here from New Zealand so soon.
And a lovely note explaining what the flowers were. They are so lucky to have such a magnificent tree in bloom at Christmas time.
I feel bad I took so long with mine. and I was in such a hurry to get it into the mail I don’t think I even signed it. So Sorry for the Jackie. I will show you the card after Jackie receives it. They told me it would be there before Christmas.
And now my 4th quarter challenge. I lost the thread I have no idea where it went. It was in my purse. I emptied it out and all I found was the receipt. So I went looking for new thread. I found one that is almost the same and it will do. I have never heard of this brand.
I put the darning foot on the machine and had a go with a spare piece of felt but I think I need more practice before ding that on anything but a practice piece. I decided to do it with regular sewing, going slow. I did 2 leaves. If they were all simple, it would be fine. There are too many curves. I only did 2 leaves and stopped. The bottom thread was solid orange. It looks nice against the green back.
I think I will just do it by hand, much less frustrating. I may be cursing doing such a big piece by the time I am done. But maybe not. I like hand stitching.