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Hydrangea: Elaine’s Botanicals

Hydrangea is another of the more challenging of Elaine’s Botanicals.  There is a chain stitch that is distinctive in its minute size and requires a steady, even hand and eye for a uniform finish.  Other embroidery stitches include french knots, of course, and double running stitch and stem stitch.

Of all the colours that could have chosen to represent the Hydrangea, blue has the most significance to me.  My appearance as a bridesmaid at the wedding of my oldest friend saw me carrying these in a bouquet and wearing a dress about this exact colour.

Great thing about being the only bridesmaid is you get to have a bit of input into the style and exact shades of your outfit.  Lucky for me I liked both the colour and style, long fitted sleeveless sheath dress and a Chanel style jacket with self colour trim, and at the risk of sounding like a complete dork I did actually wear both pieces again!  Generally as separates.  So if anyone suspected it was a former bridesmaid outfit, they were far too polite to say.

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