Raised embroidery, or stumpwork as it was named in the 1800's was the ultimate example of a lady's talent. I am more of a dabbler. I have studied a few basic stitches and played with them. I have never attempted anything too complicated or time consuming.

When I discovered stumpwork, I knew I had to give it a try. I read about and watched demonstrations of various techniques before starting this pattern freehand. It isn't perfect and it would be a poor testament to my talent and prowess as a woman. I do however find it charming.

The question now begs, what do I do with it.

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