Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Free Design

Today I added this little Holly design to my website on the FREE page!  I designed and stitched this years ago.  Unfortunately I no longer have the stitched piece or a picture of it.  It is suitable for counted needlepoint or cross stitch.

Thursday, October 4, 2018


This is something I've wanted to do for years!  It is one of my favorite quotes.  

Last year I got the design done and I finally started stitching it this past spring.  The lettering is all tent stitches in Kreinik.  The dragon and background is all Criss Cross Hungarian  The dragon is Watercolours, the background is 2 strands of Threadworx overdyed floss.  The border is FyreWerx and Neon Rays Plus.  The pic is kind of dark at the top, but the border is a dark gray with green and purple in the corners.

The background is really tedious!  Compensating in and around the lettering is a real challenge!  I never have trouble compensating, but this has been a nightmare!  I didn't want to fill in around the letters with tent stitches because I felt that would set off the letters too much.  Close to finishing background though now and then the border. Then the open spaces in the dragon stitches will get beads. I'm happy with the result, even though I must admit to calling it some nasty names from time to time!!!