Thursday, 18 March 2010

Souvenir de France 1889

My latest make in this Souvenir de France lavender sachet. The chart is a freebie from Black Bird Designs and I used Caron Wildflowers thread on 32 count evenweave that I dyed myself.

The fabric started out cream and I used pink Dylon, randomly, to create an aged effect. The Wildflowers thread is Rainforest, no. 168 and I think it is my favourite from their palette as there are a lot of short changes in pretty muted colours.


  1. grazie per gli auguri
    sai che andrò in vacanza a Parigi!
    vedrò anche la tour Eiffel
    Bello il tuo ricamo

  2. So, so pretty, Shirley! You're right, that thread choice is perfect for the piece :) Who knows, some day, I may actually see the real Eiffel Tower!

  3. The colors are gorgeous and it is a lovely design.

  4. Hello Shirley, thank you for your random visit !!!!! You are very good with embroidery, and your works are very very nice and elegant!
    Good creativity!

  5. What a beautiful lil sachet. It's been a while since I've worked on any needle point/cross stitch. Love your blog. Looking forward to following it.

  6. I come to you thanks to your comment on my blog.
    It is true it is a great idea to have finished your embroidery as you have done.
    Have a nice week-end