The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cross Stitch

As a break from hand sewing those pie pieces,

blogged back here http://suzdandelionwishes.blogspot.com/2010/05/pie-piecing.html

thought I'd try some cross stitch on non-Aida fabric.

I am participating soon in an embroidery/patchwork bee I found on Flick'r so thought I should get some practice in !

Never used this linen before. It wasn't too difficult- just don't look for the mistakes!

Took the pattern from this beautiful book, which my son gave me as a gift.

Now I've added a border and given it a press.

It's not my usual color choice but I was not able to access my thread supply (it's a LONG story!),

so found this magenta thread and thought the hibiscus flower suited the colour.

Not sure what I will make from it - A bag? A cover for a holiday journal?

Suggestions anyone?

See you soon


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