Sew Monday #3

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Sew Monday #3 is a block I thoroughly enjoyed designing and stitching. Although I do not consider myself a great sketch artist, I attempted this stylized peacock. The peacock is heavily stitched with long and short stitches, embellished with French knots and a few beads. He is outlined with cream in stem stitch. I am pleased with how he turned out.

While researching Christian symbols I discovered that the peacock has an unusual association with early Christians. It seems the Greeks believe that the flash of the peacock did not decompose! Christians adapted the symbol to represent the belief in eternal life.

Happy stitching! Get creative today!

Written by Susan

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