This is what I've been working on over the past couple of days: a small floral design. It's just free-form embroidery on natural linen, in an all-over pattern. The colours were inspired by a pair of paper fans from Japan on the mantlepiece at a friend's house. I was sitting at her kitchen table the other evening when I noticed them and set aside the threads to match. White, turquoise, red and light pink.
My plan for the finished piece is to sew it into a keepsake pouch for a family member, as a Christmas gift. She doesn't read my blog so I think I'm safe in writing about it! I'm only making a few of my Christmas presents this year. How are you going with yours? Are you making anything?