flying like a feather [+free pattern]

I am going through a little embroidery addiction at the moment. Signing up for mini hoop swaps, participating in the February stitch-a-day challenge, buying kits at op shops and creating gifts. I wanted to create hoop wall art for my niece’s birthday. I also wanted to show case an inspirational quote and some pretty stitches.

Erin Hanson has penned a lovely poem and a quote that I have seen quite a bit lately is: What if I fall, oh but my darling, what if you fly? To me it speaks volumes of trying, never giving up, surprising yourself with inner strength and aiming for the stars. I thought it would be appropriate for my 14-year-old niece to reflect on and decorate her girly room with. I used fonts in Microsoft Word and freehand feather drawing to come up with my design. I used DMC thread colours [2160, 2161, 2162, 6163 and ecru pearl cotton] and a variety of back stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, French knots, button hole stitch, darning stitch, weaving stitch and Roman stitch Β on white linen.

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I finished the back by gluing a piece of white felt. And tying a ribbon for hanging.

I am happy to share my design with my blog family as a free printable. Be sure to share if you stitch this hoop art.

Here is your free copy what-if-you-fly.

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