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pattern // a poppy to remember

Poppy Embroidery Pattern

While driving through my neighborhood, I spotted some beautiful poppies growing in an even more beautiful garden. I've never tried growing poppies, although I did draw a tiny poppy embroidery pattern for the 50 States Stitching Club. Seeing those poppies, however, made me want to make a new poppy pattern.

As I started drawing what is at least inspired by poppies, I also remembered that this flower is often connected with Memorial Day. And it's nearly Memorial Day, so I guess I was inspired at just the right time!

I think this pattern would look great in a hoop, but it would also be beautiful stitched as a sachet or a little pin cushion. For the centers, I'm picturing pistil stitch. If you'd rather, straight stitches and french knots would also work.

Happy stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Poppies are associated with Veterans Day (Armistice Day) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day and the reason for the Poppy is here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/what-is-armistice-day-why-do-we-wear-poppies-and-when-is-remembr/

    For some reason wearing a Poppy has fallen out of favor


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