A few stitches to make the embroidery look more like a pencil sketch. A very long time ago, I don't even remember where, I learnt a simple trick to draw boats. All it takes is an infinity sign (or a thin/stretched figure eight on its side), a few more strokes here and there and you get a nice boat shape. Easy!
It took me a while to decide on the fabric for the background, but I am really happy with how the "rain drops" print works together with the theme of the note. It even sets the mood, not a gloomy rainy one, but kind of "watery" and calm.
That little tag in the right top corner is just a piece of folded linen with a hand stamped "with love" note. It reminds me that I should make more handmade labels/tags to add to my sewing accessories. They are always fun to make.
Hope you are having a wonderful sunny weekend! Here it's a bit rainy at the moment, so it goes quite well with the placemat. :-) Larisa xox