One of the benefits of having a darling wife (DW) who is a cross stitch fanatic is that we have lots and lots and lots of cross sticth patterns laying around the house. (and I mean hundreds!). Which is great because DW just cannot complain when I am out buying stuff for my stash (Tee Hee). BTW DW is aka Stitching Noni - ( http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/ ).
So as I am going through my early applique phase, I have had a try at applique-ing a Margaret Sherry design called Couch Potato.
My first applique attempt was a cute Tigger hug which was sort of OK. But this one is much better.
The satin stitch was a bit of a trial though - there I was looking for the satin stitch button on the faithful Janome and quietly cursing under my breath as I had obviously bought the model without this option.
The white fabric is a re-cycled 100% cotton white work shirt which I never liked anyway.
Next one is Tigger - v2 - I have a nicer backing fabric and now that I have conquered the satin stitch.........
See ya x