I love pansies! I love the variety of colors, the compact size, the structure of the petals – just everything. What better way to celebrate May than with a cheerful pansy!
I’ll confess that this design fought me every step of the way, but I’m happy I stuck with it because I’m pleased with the result. I worked on the design at least 4 or 5 times until I got it to where I wanted to stitch it, then when I started stitching I ripped out the center at least 3 times. Like I said, it was fighting me! How could a happy little pansy be so vicious!
But I’m really pleased with the way it turned out in the end, and hope you like it too.
The kit includes a line drawn, 18 ct. Santa Fe Sage canvas, 8″ x 8″. I used Treenway Silks for the threads: Tranquility, a fine silk cord, from the Montano overdyed series, Pansy (yes, really!), and Zen Shin, a non-divisible single strand reeled silk in 37 Maize, 46 Peony, 209 Wild Bordeaux and 953 Mint Julep. The kit also includes 2 size 22 Tapestry needles, and of course complete instructions and diagrams.
I hope you like stitching with Zen Shin as much as I do. This is a lovely thread, lays on the canvas beautifully and covers well with a single strand. It’s one of my very favorite threads to stitch with, and comes in yummy colors.
And, we have a finishing kit as to go with our May Kit of the Month! The response has been wonderful to our finishing kits, so we’re continuing on. The finishing kit includes 2 9″ x 9″ squares of the pansy printed fabric, 1 5″ x 5″ square of quilt batting, a 6″ x 6″ mat board and a 6″ x 6″ mat board with a slightly larger than 4″ x 4″ window. The leaflet includes finishing instructions.
I’ve also created a video showing everything step by step for assembling the kit:
The May Kit of the Month, and the May Finishing Kit, are ready to ship right now. We’ve finally gotten ahead of our supply train, and have everything in house and ready to send to you immediately.
And, we’ve added some payment options to the website. You can now use PayPal (same as before), your credit card without going through PayPal, or check; you’ll see the options when you are ready to check out, and choose the one that you prefer.
I really hope you like my little pansy, and wishing you lots of color and variety for May!