And now for something a little different! I indulged my whimsical side with these designs – Garden Goddess, Domestic Goddess and Kitchen Goddess, all in the same leaflet. These are all cross stitch with backstitch, no specialty stitches at all. Each Goddess has three ornaments included, so a total of nine designs in the leaflet. Kitchen Goddess has a chocolate chip cookie, an apple and a cupcake. Garden Goddess has a pansy, a leaf and a daisy. Domestic Goddess has a heart, a double heart and a house. The ornaments can be stitched separately (instructions included for finishing as an ornament), or stitched with the project.
The Goddesses measure about 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, with each ornament about 2″. I stitched them on 28 ct. white Belfast. Garden Goddess and Domestic Goddess are displayed on table pedestals from Ackfeld Wire (source info included on the leaflet), and Kitchen Goddess is on an apron (purchased). I stitched the Kitchen Goddess separately, then stitched the finished piece to the apron so I could put the eyelet ruffle around it, but it would certainly work with waste canvas and stitched directly to the apron.
I had fun with these! Deciding how to decorate the sayings took a little thought, and I’m happy with the way they turned out.
Next time I’ll start discussing some of my teaching projects, and upcoming teaching engagements!