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#8011 RW.8011. RW.8011 - Snail Mail

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Patience is a virtue, never truer than when one is waiting for the mail. Practice your patience by stitching this rustic mailbox, add a little snail, and complete a garden of heirloom flowers – the hollyhock, clematis, ruffled petunia and Rosalie’s original MilleFlower. With the new picotee butterfly, you’ll find three different ideas that can be used anywhere. --and of course, there’s a little kitten hidden among the flowers, also waiting patiently! When you have finished and framed your design, attach cup hooks at either the bottom or lower front of the frame, hang the finished piece next to your front door and you’ll be ready to collect your snail mail as soon as it is delivered.

 The kitten is stitched with an easy version of thread painting. Rosalie’s picot cast-on stitch adapts itself to an original picotee butterfly on this design and you’ll learn how to fill the center space in a looping lazy daisy as well as the fly-stitch/bullion tack combo for the antennae and body. An interesting idea for sttiching realistic hollyhocks is presented, and delightfully simple needleweaving is used for the clematis. You’ll finish your embroidery by stitching ruffled petunias, the MIlleFlower, and a little snail (made with either a bullion rose variation or a little snail charm or bead).



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