After so many months of avoidance, I sat down outside on our deck to enjoy the lovely summer/fall weather and finished stitching my leaf.
There was some confusion as to what this leaf is…..but I now think it is Acer Negundo…also known as box elder or Manitoba Maple….No wonder I was confused until I came across a website that actually listed all its common names. But that leaf usually only has 3-7 leaflets…so I am not completely convinced!!
UPDATE: I am now convinced it ISN’T Acer Negundo…these trees don’t have this many leaflets. I am completely stumped.
So here is the finished leaf…you can see that I started adding more colours as I worked on it. Since it is basically autumn in Winnipeg I figured I would add some autumn colours to it too. A few missed stitches, but overall I like it:
Next step is what to do with it. I am auditioning various fabrics with the thought of making it into a journal cover:
I like the top green one best I think…the yellow is too bright and the red one has too much blue in it. Maybe a different red would work. The bottom green one is too subtle(ie boring) I think.
I enjoyed doing this….I think I will start on another!!
Linking to Love of Leaves here.