Gnome on a stump cushion
Now I’m a little predictable, if there’s an embroidery pattern I like and I don’t know what I’ll do with it, I’ll stick it on a cushion, consequently I now have quite a lot of cushions, however I could not resist this guy.
The pattern is by Cate Anevski, who I’ve had lots of fun stitching before and I own a lovely small ghostly print of hers to, which I’ll get round to showing here one of these days when I get better organised at displaying my very miniature collection of prints. I also have another embroidery pattern of hers which will so go on a T-shirt when I have the time.
With the gnome pattern I loved how Anevski had used different thickness of line in the pattern, so I copied that and used four strands of floss for the outline, three strands for the details within the gnome and for the tree rings and two strands for the wood grain, that was fun to do and it’s nice every now and then just to stitch in one colour.
The cushion is backed with a lovely fabric which I’ve had in my stash for a long time, I think I got it for a wood themed quilt for Boy Lacer that never got made (however Father Christmas so I hear is far better at making quilts – if he gets his act together in time) but I thought it would be perfect for this and there’s still plenty left in case Father Christmas wants to borrow some fabric.
As for the cushion itself? Mr. Gnome on a stump has gone to spread some cheer.