7½ x 11½ inches
What is significant about this month's piece is that every single bit of it was machine embroidered. And further, I was motivated to learn various techniques with my embroidery software that had previously frustrated the daylights out of me. So . . . . this little piece just tickles me to no end!
I was able to "auto stipple" the background, choose the "weeds" & play with flipping them in various ways, combining colors so each color stitched out on all the weeds before moving to the next color, adding patches with decorative stitches, trying a new font, remove and resize the butterflies from another design and the best of all--doing the satin stitch edging on the machine (automatically while I sat on the couch and ate bonbons!). While this piece took about 2 hours to stitch, it took about 2-3 days to learn to stitch. In the end, I am so happy I took the time because now my skills portfolio has increased tremendously.
"A Weed is just a Plant whose Virtues have not been Discovered."