Monday, April 13, 2015

I Love London is a Finish...


Nothing is as satisfying as putting in the final stitch to a cross stitch.  This was no exception. How delightful, fresh and modern this stitch is. I am an Anglophile so this piece ticked all the boxes.  My five year old loves this piece because of the double decker so I will make it into a cushion for his bedroom. 

It is stitches two over two on white linen using DMC. The pattern is 'I Love London' by the Heritage Sampler Company. 



Until next time...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

HAED update...Treasure Hunt Bookshelf

Happy April readers,

I was drawn to start a smaller version of Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Treasure Hunt Bookshelf back in January. I am trying to stitch on it at least once per week as it is calling "stitch me, stitch me".

The Treasure Hunt Bookshelf artwork by the artist Aimee Stewart is one vibrant piece.  I am stitching a portion of the original artwork - Fox to Dragon.  It is the large format pattern. There are 24 pages.

I was delighted to finished the second column of page 1.  It is stitched using DMC threads on 25t Magic Guide Evenweave two over one. I am staggering my edges to avoid stitching lines in my work. What you see is the top left corner of a book (Quest of the Red Fox) in front of the midnight sky. I am parking my threads.

Hopefully my Easter break will be filled with many stitches.  Enjoy your Easter break if you celebrate it...
                                                                Jan x