So far, so good! Trees are next. The chart shows the snow on the trees in light blue, but that’s so they’ll show up on white background cloth. I’m considering using white and adding a few irridescent white stitches like I did on the gazebo roof.
Here’s a similar design that’s free for the next three days when you join the Cross-Stitcher’s Club. I think it’s by the same designer. I don’t know why the club doesn’t give credit to its designers. I wouldn’t want to work that hard for no recognition!
I am about to embarq on a new cross-stitch project from the Cross-Stitcher’s Club. I thought this would be beautiful on royal blue Aida cloth, so I stopped by Michael’s in Mooresville, NC, on the way home from Charlotte. That particular Michael’s has more cross-stitch fabric in stock than any other retail store I currently know of. They didn’t have royal blue, but they did have a 15″ x 18″ piece of navy blue on clearance for $2.49!
I divided the stitch count by 14 (14-count Aida cloth) and determined that the finished piece will be 5.2″ x 7″. That ought to do it!
I just checked to see which colors of floss I already have on hand, and there were only three. Since I’m changing the background color, I think I’ll change up the floss colors to what I have on hand. To help with that, I looked on line for a chart of color names
and color descriptions
for DMC floss. Now, I’m ready to go back through my thread boxes and see what I can find!
I can definitely use this pattern: Get it for free here for 4 more days! You have to join the club, but that’s free and easy, too!
I chose to stitch the diamond pattern from the upper side of this “Mountain Landscape” design from the Cross-stitchers Club because it echoed the weave of the towel (from Charles Craft.)
While stitching the basic outline, I realized the potential of the pattern! I could stitch a tiny heart or flower in the center of each diamond, OR, I could fill in the diamonds to make a checkered, gingham or argyle design! Also, can you see the heart? This design contains lots of great elements. I think I’ll be using it alot!
Here’re the results of a recent experiment. I got a roll of fiberglass windowscreen at Lowes Home Improvement for about $5.00. I did some “beadpoint” using glass seed beads, Nymo beading thread, and a graph I enlarged from the Cross-Stitchers Club. I’m pretty pleased with the results, but it was really hard to photograph. The beads are very reflective.
I’d planned to put the piece in a tinier hoop and fix it as a suncatcher. Unfortunately, you can see the stitching when the light hits it a certain way. I am developing Plan B!
This parrot for example: I could use the butterflies from this one:
and of course, the hearts from this one:
You can earn points by posting photos of work you’ve done from the club’s
graphs, and I’ll have to look into that. This one is still available for free, so I’ll definitely download it for the shelves of cakes and goodies:
and this one for the alphabet: