Friday's surgery is over and I am doing well. We just have to wait for the next pathology report later this week. In the mean time creating ribbon lilacs for my surgeon is my first project. I over heard her say how she had several new lilac bushes added to her yard and that she loves them. The couched cording flowers will have to wait until next blog.
Start with little pearls or beads sewn onto the background fabric.With straight stitches cover the bead with the ribbon.
Add a little stem at the bottom to create the lilac buds.
Create the shape of the lilac by adding little blossoms with Japanese ribbon stitches. Use 4 stitches in a plus configuration.
Add a few more buds and green stems - the first lilac is done.
Now to determine the next color for the other lilacs in the group.
Maybe white, maybe lavendar -or both? Hopefully the next blog will reveal the decision.