I'm not exactly sure what spurred this, but it most likely was a photo of a Martha Stewart cookie. Something about the icing reminded me of the shapes formed by lazy daisy stitches. So I thought I'd give it a go.
I didn't work with a pattern, and I don't have a plan for using this. Perhaps an ornament for next year. But here are the basic details. I drew the simple spokes so that I had at least some framework. The thread is DMC Color Variations 4025, which I love so much. I used four stitches: straight, french knot, lazy daisy, and coral. Because I made it up as I went, and literally, just went for it, the back is a mess. So much that I can't even bear to show you. But you can take a look at the details.
This was so much fun to make! And snow is a nice theme right now. Even though I don't particularly like the idea of more of it falling any time soon.
If you're up for a bit more snow, especially the kind that will still be falling around Hearts Day, you'll want to stop by One Day at a Time. Lauren emailed asking what kind of snowflake patterns I had, and I realized that I didn't have enough. So, head over to her latest post, where you'll find a specially drawn up snowflake from me, as well as a couple from September House!