Christmas pattern winners...
One last peek...

A second doily design complete...

A few weeks ago, I began stitching a set of 3 "faux doilies".
You can see the one I started with here.
I've had the other two patterns sitting... calling to me in fact... since I finished sewing the first.

Finally, over the weekend, I embroidered this second doily and am really happy with how it looks "in the flesh".

2nd doily 5 One Day In May

Just 2 stitches are used for the central design and the lacey edge, keeping it simple to create... back-stitch and satin-stitch. 

2nd doily 2 One Day In May

The creation process for this project has been quite a lengthy one. It has been an in between project, filling the spaces between other design commitments.
The techniques and styles I'm combining tell a story of the year that has passed... the colours I have been drawn to, the little design elements I have experimented with and my overall attraction to all things vintage.
I'm enjoying this journey and the laying out of the different elements. Seeing them all come together makes me even more eager to stitch. It's like looking forward to the next page in a book.

2nd doily 3 One Day In May

2nd doily 4 One Day In May

Today, I am busily stitching the third "faux doily" design.
Will I be able to stop at three?
I have a sneaking suspicion that I won't be able to give up the habit.

Until next time,

Melissa  x