I switched from using the backstitch for the green lines to using the stem stitch.
|The lines at the bottom are new.|
|Sadly, this is as far as I got on one. The other remains untouched.|
She had started me with the Stem Stitch, and I'm afraid that's as far as I got. I'm guessing that the flowers around the lady's collar would have been done with a Lazy Daisy stitch, had I gotten that far.
In stark contrast to my lackluster embroidery skills (and patience at age 12), we have a similar pair of pillowcases embroidered (and crocheted!) by my mother's mother:
(Fortunately for me, I was a willing pupil when my grandma taught me how to crochet a few years later.)
I have no way of knowing how old she was when she made these, she did in fact complete both! I find myself rather humbled by her stick-to-itiveness. Perhaps that gene is latent in me... I have so many unfinished projects!
Isn't her embroidery beautiful? I find myself newly inspired to persevere and learn those pesky French Knots!