Sunday, May 31, 2009

May Biscornu

This is my biscornu for May, stitched as part of the Basket of Biscornu challenge. It is on 28 ct. tea-colored linen, and the design is 1/4 of an herb pillow chart from the book "Country Garden Cross Stitch," by Jane Iles.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Folk Art Peacocks

This is stitched on 28 ct. white Monaco fabric. The chart is from the book "Scandinavian Charted Designs from the Lindberg Press," published by Dover.

I've completed a lot of stitching in the last month, but not much finishing. I am sewing some things for a friend and must complete them. I will be posting more pictures of my recent cross stitch.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Petites Lettres Rouges--My Version

I found this Blackbird Designs blog contest two days before the deadline, which was not enough time for me to enter. I've just finished my version of the "Petites Lettres Rouges," in shades of DMC reds on tea-colored
28 ct. linen.

I wanted a lot of birds in it, so I left out many of the numbers as well as the date. I put in two swallows from "Ann Orr's Charted Designs (Dover Pub.), a crane of my own design, a stork from "Scandinavian Charted Designs from the Lindberg Press" (Dover Pub.), and a chick from "Ann Orr's Charted Designs" (Dover Pub.).

I place my name on it. Although I've stitched many samplers, this is the first one to have my full name. I haven't decided whether I'll make this into a pillow or frame it. It will depend upon finding a suitable frame.

My printer did not print the symbols clearly, so I might have made mistakes in the coloring of the borders.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Edgar's Blogoversary


is holding a Blogoversary Giveaway. Please visit his blog, admire his expertly stitched projects, and enter the drawing.