And while it’s still snowing this morning, I’m dreaming of flowers and gardens. The locket garden turned out to be a weed garden, not the “Secret Garden” I had envisioned. The little patch of green in the locket was done with silk sewing thread and back stitched. Every other stitch was left a loop and cut open. The result is a fuzzy patch and quite useful for stitching dandelions:
All of these stitch doodles were an experiment and I’m not happy with the result, except the dandelion above. Below is another one which turned out too big for the locket. It seems dandelions take over wherever they can. I made a frame using chain stitch, so it might still be worn as a brooch.
And last but not least I thought it’ll be fun to have a locket with a watch. A stationary watch set for 4 o’clock to remind me of tea time. My very own slow design pocket watch necklace. The execution is poor (I forgot my roman numerals), but the idea could be explored further, yes?
Don’t forget to make some time for tea (or coffee) today and have a good weekend!