I had two sources of inspiration for a leaf ATC today! First is the quote below,and the second was this Jacobean leaf design. Here is the ATC top I freehandedly embroidered this morning. I like to do that, rather than marking a pattern...it just gives a more homemade look, which I enjoy! I decided to use french knots rather than beads, which was probably a mistake, because the beads would have been smaller. I didn't have room for the smaller leaf markings that would have lead out to the french knots. So, my feeling is that this is a real nightmare....except when I really look at it, it kinda makes me think of a busy paisley pattern (in a way). Ok...I'm probably streetching it a bit...LOL!!!
My question is...do you think it is worth finishing??? I would only keep it in my own collection anyway...so maybe I will go ahead and find a way to add the back. Here was my inspiration pattern found at Needle N Thread.
“In this 20th century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf, is an unforgettable experience.” Quote by Dr. Frederick Frank, artist.