you might recognize these leaves from slow + steady! they were the inspiration for this pattern, though they played a smaller part in that design (from november 2022). while i was stitching them i realized i wanted to make a whole hoop full. so i added a few more types of leaves, to liven things up a little, and a sprinkle of sorrel flowers too.
here's my little embroidery couch nest:
for these smaller clover leaves, i'm using a single strand and satin stitch.
stitch by stitch, things are coming together.
i'm working on these teensy wood sorrel leaves and using whipped back stitch [2 strands] for the outlines, plus two tiny straight stitches  for the center lines.
fun fact: wood sorrel is edible. it's high in vitamin c and tastes tart and lemony!
these yellow flowers are done with satin stitch [2 strands], and with that... it's done!
this one was a fairly quick and super simple design. just 3 types of leaves, 1 type of flower.
i am ready for spring! 🍀