Sampler Aux Bouquets
35 ct natural linen
Woo Hoo! Another WIP to mark as completed for 2011. Please click on the picture for a close up. I left off a snail and put in the date on the lower right. I stitched my initials in a different color on the middle upper section of alphabet. This was a lot of fun, but I think the reason it lingered unfinished is because I changed the thread colors because of the darker natural linen I used. And I was not thrilled with the colors I chose--not enough contrast or something?? Only the browns are the original colors.
With My Needle
32 ct linen over 1
Needle Necessities overdye thread
You haven't seen this one since January. This project was one of my original Crazy January Challenge pieces. As you might remember, the challenge was to pick 15 projects to complete in 2011. I ended up with 16 projects in my challenge because of my inability to make tough decisions. Oh, I do love this design and the thread I chose.
When I picked this one up to work on it, guess what? I ran into 2 problems-#1 is the 32 ct linen that I chose to work on-I am losing stitches (just like on my L'Atelier perdu needlebook) and #2 I lost my mind when stitching with this overdye and didn't cross my x's! This picture is only of the /// portion of the cross stitch. The thought of trying to match up my thread and finish on this linen is too much! I'm going to get some evenweave to stitch this project on and re-start the correct way with complete x's :)
Executive decision-this is no longer part of my Crazy January Challenge and I am officially down to the original goal of 15 projects. (What a weenie, huh?!)
I'm off to a wedding tonight and a dutch oven cooking class tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone!