Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.
I’ve actually made a small handful of finishes! The first is one of my Crazy January Challenge pieces – Espresso Yourself. Stitched on white 18-count aida; Belle Soie silk in Moss; Dinky Dyes silk in 33 Desert Sands and two different shades of orange glass seed beads. I’ve yet to decide what I will do with it… I’ve now finished six of my fifteen CJC starts. I know I won’t finish them all by the end of the year!
The other finishes are three little Xmas decorations. Stitched in red and green on white 14-count aida and backed with red felt. I used the designs and kit from the latest issue of Cross Stitcher Magazine (issue 244) as I didn’t like the “official” ones from the kit.
A new design out this week – Homo Sweet Homo – available at my Folksy store now. Both colour ways are included in the PDF chart, but you could use any colour combination you fancied.
Coming on Monday is a more traditional sampler – Home Sweet Home. It’s charted for a traditional red, but again, the colour choice is entirely up to the stitcher and I think this would look great in a variegated floss that compliments your home decor. Stitch with or without the border, or leave off the outer border – the choice is yours!
If you’re stitching my Rules For Life sampler (available from my Folksy store HERE), you might like to join the Facebook stitch-along group. There are quite a few people stitching it right now in so many different ways – the range of fabrics and flosses is stunning.