I finished Angie's tote bag yesterday. Once I finished the embroidery, I put it together in a snap. Very simple. I think the idea of the zinnias popping out of the pockets turned out really cute. Kinda looks like they are waving saying "look at me!" I absolutely love the woven picot stitch I used for the petals. It is one of my new favorite stitches. It just makes the flower look 3 dimensional. I started with a satin stitch in the middle with french knots. I did not like how the french knots separated the satin stitch, so I pulled those out and decided on french knots for the whole thing. I thought about using this stitch, but I was trying to get this done since it was really a Christmas gift. I was already so far behind. Ya think?? So, I took the easy road. But I'll try this stitch on another project.
I wasn't as happy with my fabric choice once I got it completed. It's not horrid, but I could have done better. I was trying to keep the zinnias in the color you would see them in nature, so I chose fabric in those colors. And they were really cute when I first put them together in the store. All in all though I would definitely make this one again. I'll just use different fabric. I'm already thinking a green fabric with a daisy pattern would look too cute. Remember the daisy I used on Gracyn's bag?
I will be completing a few other projects this weekend, so I hope to have some of those posted early next week.