The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cross Stitch Planning

Thanks to all of you who wished me well in my last post.  The good news is that I am feeling better each day.  Sinus things are just a pain.  I have planned a stitching start for the year.  I'll explain them as I show the pictures.

 Here is France F.  I have changed the colors quite a bit.  It had just too many pinkish tones and lavender for me.  I am using my old favorites DMC 355 and 356.  I wish I had a LNS so I could explore more threads.  Maybe the SBA and I should make a road trip to Portland! I could visit Acorns and Threads. I have no trouble with charts and even linen, as I have my favorites.  It is just so hard to get accurate color on the computer for all the various threads.

 This will be a quick stitch and give me a chance to try some 36ct. linen that I have purchased.  I'm going to move some of the motifs closer so I can put it in a 5x7 frame. ( The frame Sunflower Santa  was in).

 First, sorry for the line in the photo.  I am so excited to stitch this one and I have Mary  at "Stitches and More" to thank.  She had stitched this one and I saw it on her blog.  Last Jan. 1, I made the resolution to live this Psalm, "This is the Day the Lord Has Made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. I really wanted to appreciate the true value of ordinary days.  I think this verse says it all.  I mentioned this to Mary and she immediately offered her pattern to me when she finished the sampler.  It comes form Just Cross Stitch Magazine,Feb.2009 so I have no idea if I could have found it.  Thanks to Mary, this will be project 3.



Meg's Bunny will be my project for spring, more stitching on 36 count. I found this on Ebay last year.

Thanks so much for joining me and have a terrific week!

10 comments:

  1. I'm anxious to see France completed with your color choices. I don't care for the lavender either, but stitched it anyway!

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  2. Looks like some fun stitching Barb. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. You have a great start. I stitched Meg's Bunny a few years ago. It's a quick, fun stitch and still so pretty.

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  4. Three lovely design choices for your new year stitching. France F. is already looking very lovely indeed.
    Margaret

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  5. Great stitchy plans.
    All are very nice.
    Marilyn

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  6. You have picked beautiful projects for the year!
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

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  7. What lovely pieces you are planning to stitch this year!

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  8. You have all kinds of wonderful things planned to stitch. I will love seeing the progress with all of them. I love your work! Happy New Year to you.

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  9. Fantastic stitching plans! I love France F., I want to stitch it eventually, too. I like your plans to live by the psalm--that is beautiful.

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  10. You have chose some lovely stitching for this new year
    Happy stitching!!

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