Sunday, 8 May 2011

Cross Stitch Day

OK, I want to rename Mother's day to 'Cross Stitch Day' because that's what I've done for the whole day and it's been fabulous!!!!!

I finished 'Recital' which I'll be submitting to a magazine on Monday.
It's designed from the watercolour artwork I painted a few years ago.

I didn't enjoy stitching the wings. But I love how it turned out. I tie dyed the fabric in the backgorund and it looks a lot like the picture above. I'll let you know if it makes it into a magazine one day. The next piece I dye I'm going to film the process and put the tutorial up on you tube. Of course I'll put the link here.

 And then I started a new cross stitch from the Cross Stitch Collection magazine. I hardly ever get to stitch other people's designs, so I'm treating myself. I chose one that's not too big ... I have to get back to my own stitches tomorrow, but I think I'll allow myself 'leisure' stitching some evenings. It's really nice to stitch something with no pressure.

I chose the magnolia designs by Angela Poole. I'm stitching the smaller design with just three blossoms. I had a few of the colours already, so I've made a pretty good start to it. I'm stitching it on a sparkly Zweigart aida for a bit of bling (I love my bling).

I'll upload it when I'm done.

8 comments:

  1. Hello, apologies for not answering earlier, I’ve only just noticed your comment on my dream study blog. I should check it more often! Please do put a link to my study on any of your blogs, and consider taking part yourself if you’re a high dream recaller.

    This is very beautiful, you’re a great creative person. Exactly the creative type I’d like to recruit for my study because it’s been found that people who are creative have a higher dream recall than those who aren’t. I’m a knitter but have done some cross stitch and other embroidery in the past. I love cross stitch patterns because they lend themselves well to knitting too.

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  2. Hi Josie, it's OK I've already signed up for the dream study.
    I wrote abotu it in my Deviant art journal and sent a link from there.

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  3. KittyDragon - thanks very much. I hope you get to see the chart when it comes out.

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  4. Wow that watercolour is beautiful. I can't wait to see what magazine takes that chart. I will have to keep an eye out! Please keep us updated.

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  5. Thankyou mango girl - i will indeed let you know in the blog.

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  6. Lovely artwork Jenni.Hope the magazine accepts the design....then you can let us see the stitching too!
    I like the idea of 'cross stitch day', but only once a year? Maybe we should just add an extra day to the week! lol
    Enjoy stitching the magnolias, don't forget to take some pics so we can see your progress.

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  7. Well, yes ... that would be much better I hadn't thought about that, only one day a year would be awful.

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