... it has been an awful long time since my last post! Oops. I hope you didn't think I'd vanished completely. What sort of blogger doesn't post about their biggest finish in ages until a whole month after it is done? Umm, that'd be me.
That's right, my 'Underwater' cross stitch is finished! Woohoo! Happy dance time!!!!
It took me approximately 10 months to finish (March '08 - January '09), very quick for me. Unfortunately the colours turned out really weird in the photos I took - this is the best I could touch it up. I'll try again tomorrow. Even in this photo you can see the lines in the blue background where the threads were slightly different colours. I didn't notice until it was too late. Oh well. I'm proud of it all the same. Next up is a little research to find a local framers that do a good job with large embroidery. I've never stitched anything so large (approx. 40 x 20 cms I think) before let alone got it framed so I'll have to get some local advice. The wall space for it to hang is already picked out, the colours should match it perfectly. They are absolutely gorgeous, the photo doesn't do them justice.
Since it was finished a while ago I have already finished the next couple of cross stitches.
These two cards were made from a magazine cover kit. I'm not entirely sure whether I like them or not. They're a bit too 'busy' for my liking. The bows were cross stitched and the kit had everything else in it, it just needed to be cut out and put together.
Lastly, I finished this cute design today. I bought the kits for all four seasons and this is the second I have stitched. I started with the Summer Chic design. They're great designs, done on 11 count Aida cloth which makes them incredibly quick to stitch. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the set but I've still got two seasons to decide!
School's been back for nearly a month now, so hopefully things will settle down a bit and I'll have more time for blogging. I want to post more often, even if I have nothing new to share. Don't hold your breath though!
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