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What a wonderful project this has been. Jenny Adin-Christie prepares the most beautiful kits for her pieces, and they are an absolute pleasure to stitch.

Finishing the Mossy Hillock.

The stitching on the mossy hillock uses a wide variety of interesting threads in variegated cottons, silks, and pearl cottons. It is also liberally sprinkled with embellishments such as sequins, rayon tape, and chipping all applied over the base of lime green velvet. The stitched ‘fungus’ that surrounds the opening where the scissors enter the base is made of Needlelace with a gold edging. Jenny encourages the embroiderer to be adventurous with the stitching and the placement of the embellishments.

After making the Emery filled pincushion, I decided to add a additional decorative collar of Needlelace to this element as well to finish it off. The other major change I made while stitching this kit was to stitch the ‘wing feather’ picots on the bird significantly longer than those on the original. I think this makes her wing feathers look fluffier.

Finally the Mossy Hillock gained some dimension and additional character, as I mounted it over several layers of padding and then attached it to a turned wooden base, creating the perfect perch for my little Jenny Wren. I think she looks cute.

Thanks to Jenny Adin-Christie for another great kit.

Now – what to stitch next……