Firstly, thank you to everyone who left comments on my last post - you made me realise
that despite my aim not to purchase more crafty supplies, buying from a charity shop did
not count - and I shall remember that next time I visit town! Thank you!
So I started another little cross stitch project last week, although it has been growing very
slowly as I spent a couple of days on the sofa, feeling a bit sorry for myself while suffering
from a cold.
I wanted to add another little cross stitch project to the winter ones I have already sewn
This time I thought I'd stitch a robin and after a quick perusal through my cross stitch magazines
I decided on the little chappy featured in the above issue of Cross Stitcher. I had a bit of a
shock when I realised the date on this magazine was December 1994 - my goodness it's
20 years old!
On the right of the photo is my completed version of the robin which I sewed many years ago.
Here is a close-up of him. Not bad considering I was quite a novice cross stitcher then.
And here he is hanging on my bedroom wall beneath another little cover
kit I sewed, also again many years ago - in fact you can just see that it says "97"
in the bottom right hand corner .
Some time ago I'd bought some spotty evenweave and I thought this would be a good time
to try it out with the aim that it would look like falling snow.
Here is an early "in progress" photo. Umm.....
And here is a slightly later photo - I'm not convinced about the spots yet.
What do you think? I think I'll persevere and complete the project and then
make a final decision on the spots.
If I don't use this eveneweave for snow-effect I'm not sure what I will use it for and boy do I
have a big piece of spotty evenweave! Perhaps I could just use it as a backing fabric for
some of my other little cross stitch ornaments. We'll see - the jury's still out, as they say.
Hope you have a good week and thank you for popping by!