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.