In the meantime, I thought I'd sketch a teacup as a stitchery motif. I have other fantasies involving hand stitched tea towels and tea cozies. Hahaha.
With my drawing finished, it seemed sort of lonely in my art journal...
The advantage to sketching in my art journal was that I was able to audition colors for my teacup, which was truly my motivation. I was tickled pink with my palette and duplicated it onto the linen with embroidery floss. Even if you don't sketch in your art journal first, you can audition colors on your paper sketch prior to stitching. I find this results in less stitches pulled out later. I hate that.
And here's my finished stitchery. I thought you might like to stitch it, too, so I've created a free downloadable stitchery pdf for you. Just click on the image in my right sidebar, and you'll be directed to my website (which hasn't officially launched yet, but you'll get a sneak peak!) where you can download A Sweet Teacup to Stitch. Happy stitching, everyone!