March 17 is a lucky day in our family – it’s the day our delightful Emily was born! We consider ourselves lucky to have her, and I thought for March I would let you all in our great good luck!
Do you remember looking for 4-leaf clovers when you were a kid? There was something magical about sweeping your hand through the clover and finding that special one, then wishing on it for good luck. I remember laying in the grass, the smells, the warm air, nothing much to do but just be a kid and devote a little time to searching for a symbol of good luck. Was the luck in finding a 4-leaf clover, or was the luck in just having some time with nothing pressing, no deadlines, just an opportunity to disengage for awhile?
So for March, I decided to capture that family luck with a childhood memory, and created a 4-leaf clover. My 4-leaf clover is four couched patterns, then outlined with stem stitch. My 4-leaf clover is surrounded by other “clovers” – round Rhodes – and the whole thing is framed by a composite cross stitch border.
I stitched my 4-leaf clover with ThreadworX overdyed threads: two cotton flosses (011611 Tropical and 1160 Irish Eyes), a #8 pearl cotton (811611 Tropical), and a #8 fine metallic braid (71049 Parrot Bay). The kit contains full skeins of all of these threads, plenty to stitch your own 4-leaf clover for luck!
The canvas is a line-drawn 8″ x 8″ square of white mono deluxe 18 ct. canvas, with taped edges. And, the kit also includes 2 size 22 tapestry needles – everything needed to stitch except 8″ stretcher bars and tacks.
In the instructions I’ve included suggestion for finishing as shown, along with complete diagrams and directions for stitching. I finished my 4-leaf clover the same way I finished Welcome Winter and Mended Heart, to display on the same painted easel.
Speaking of Welcome Winter and Mended Heart, both of these kits are still available:
Lucky Day is available to order now. We will not process payment until we are ready to ship; we’re expecting threads shortly and will get kits shipped as soon as they arrive.