Saturday, 8 December 2012
A Year of Flowers
I've just finished and sent off the final design in the Year of Flowers published in The World of Cross Stitching magazine and here it is:
Regular followers will know that I stitch the back stitch on these designs then colour them in using felt-tipped pens. Several people have asked about the pens over the year. They are just ordinary children's felt-tipped pens not special fabric pens (although I do have a set of those as well).
The cards have mainly been sent as part of a Birthday Card Exchange organised by the Needlecraft Haven Yuku Board. When there wasn't a NH Birthday in a month I sent a card to a blogging friend instead.
Here's the full Twelve Months as a photo montage:
Which is your favourite?
The Scarlet Letter Blog has gone completely stellar over the last two weeks. There are now exactly 100 contributors (the maximum Blogger will allow) plus several others that Nicola is posting for. I offered to post for people called Joanne and Nicola will post for everyone else. That's fair isn't it? LOL.
I have finally made my decision about which sampler I'll stitch first. I narrowed it down to three, Ann Johnson, Judeth Payne and the English Transitional c1711. I switched from one to another several times but finally decided on the English Transitional as I think it will look the best on my walls. Here's a picture:
Nicola had offered to treat me to my first sampler as a Thank You for the help withe hordes of participants and as luck would have it, she already had this one kitted up and ready to go so it arrived on my doormat this afternoon. A quick iron of the fabric and I can start stitching tomorrow evening. I really must finish the boring border on my Mira RR first or it'll never get done!
Finally, I hope you're all enjoying the Advent Calendar as much as I am. I'm now off to check out today's post and update the entry.