A free, flowered cactus pattern by DMC

For my third embroidery project I again went with a cactus motif, this time via a free pattern called Cactus in Bloom offered by DMC. I didn’t follow the color scheme exactly. I chose to use green instead of black for the actual cactus, bolder oranges for the flower and warmer browns for the stones.

Cactus in Bloom by DMC with slightly altered colors
Cactus in Bloom by DMC with slightly altered colors

This time I used satin stitch instead of laid stitch and was much more pleased with how the stitches looked. I was frustrated that the satin stitch tends to pull the fabric, creating big holes, but that’s something I would learn to deal with better over time. Also, some fabrics tend to settle after a while and the holes reduce.

But things are looking pretty good for only my third project.

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