Motif #5 Lupine/bluebonnet - designer: Pat Monroe
Using size 80 thread is not something I have done. However, the flower designs in Pat's book all call for size 80 thread - and I have a variety of colors, for that day "when I'll get brave enough to. . . " Card was done in Sulky (Blue) and King Tut (variegate) - sewing threads, equivalent to size 80. The only finishing touch that needs done is the greenery at the bottom. I used my Staedtler Aquarell pencils, and plan on finding my size 7 water color brush and water coloring the leaves. However, I wanted to get this card sent out to Gary Houtz - sending him prayers and wishes for a quick recovery from a recent car accident - so needed to scan right away.
Pat's book of flowers are wonderful for using on cards or appliques.
Since doing these little flowers I feel much better about using size 80. I didn't have to do any retro tatting on these simple rings - and I was able to get two unwanted knots undone - so I think I'll try something a bit larger with my stash of size 80 threads.