…Hearts?

radish heart

because it’s february… hearts?
not quite.

with thoughts of creating a container garden again come spring, i spent part of the weekend cleaning the balcony. among my stock of leftover seeds, i found a package for colorful radishes that did well last year. remembering that they made pretty additions to salads and such, i wondered, perhaps they’d be cute as embroidery too…? i decided to give it a go.

to create a plump radish bulb, i added a few layers of stitching underneath the top layer to give it a little lift. doing that extra bit of ‘background’ work was worth the effort– especially since it’s a simple motif, it’s what gives these radishes character.

2月だから、ハート...?
ではないけれど。

週末にベランダのお掃除をしました。今年もコンテナガーデンを作りたいなと計画を立てていたところ、昨年のはつか大根の種が残っているのを発見。色鮮やかな大根たちは食卓を華やかにしてくれたけど、刺繍のモチーフとしてもかわいいのでは?と、早速刺してみました。

そのぷっくりさを表現するために、下に糸を重ねて中心をより盛り上げて。これだけで出来上がりの表情はぐっと変わってきます。

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