Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vivacious Violets

This project is called "Vivacious Violets" and was designed by Virginia Douglas. It was published in the August 1997 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.

It was stitched on 14 count Natural Aida and is roughly 6 x 5. The stich count is 95 x 75. There are no fractional stitches, just full cross and back stitches. The design called for Kreinik blending filaments and #8 braid, but not having any on hand, I used just the DMC cotton floss.

This design was quick, easy, and fun to stitch!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Victorian Christmas Eve

My latest completed design. It's by Nora Corbett and was published in the Jan 2008 Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.
It measures 8 x 13 inches and was stitched on green 14ct Aida. It was supposed to feature beads, but not having any of the right color, I substituted rayon floss.
This little project took four months to complete. There are 32 colors which provided lots of detail.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This is a UFO. It's called "Baby in a Basket" by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. It's on 28 ct Irish linen and is over two threads except for the baby's face and hands, which is over one. This has been giving me a few problems as I've never done any 'over one' stitching before. After repeated frogging, I decided to put this away for awhile and move on to something else. Maybe in this new year, I'll find the fortitude to finish it!!