About a month ago, I had cataract surgery and after a few days I decided I HAD to stitch even though my vision wasn't very good! So I looked for something in my stash that would be "easy" as I didn't want to work on any of my "important" projects.
This painted canvas marbled circle I bought in Australia, so it has to have been in my stash 4-5 years. The label says it is "Individual Marbled Canvas by Alison Snepp and Karma Bains and I bought it at Mosman Needlecraft in Mosman, which is a suburb of Sydney. I think it is painted, but it could be printed, I can't tell for sure.
First I realized it was on interlock canvas - which I hate! Then I noticed that the circle wasn't really round, which is one of my pet peeves, so I counted it out and basted a more accurate circle. There is no such thing as a perfect circle in needlepoint (or cross stitch), but it must at least be symmetrical for me to be able to stand it!
Since it is interlock canvas (18-count), I decided I'd better stick with floss as just about anything else would be too heavy for the lightweight canvas. So I'm using almost all overdyed cotton flosses from my stash. I did have to use some regular DMC floss cause I ran out of the rust overdye and I refuse to buy anything for this canvas. I am also putting in a little bit of Kreinik metallic to spark it up a bit, also from stash.
Sorry about the quality of the photo. It is just a scan and my scanner doesn't really like it when the canvas is on a frame - it just won't sit flat enough so it comes out a bit blurry around the edges. I am fairly pleased with the piece though. I only hope I don't find too many missing stitches once I can see again. I get my new glasses in a week or so. Hurray!