Thursday, February 26, 2009

What I've been working on...

I found this great free cross stitch design on another blog and I followed the link to this freebie on this blog: I really enjoy Linda's blog and this pattern she lead me to is great! These have been fun to stitch but it made me realize two things:

1. I've been sitching so many straight across designs lately that I did a lot of ripping out on these little guys! Need to keep up my practice on these swirly-er (is that word?) designs. And,

2. I LOVE stitching on Linen now! I did the pink one on 16 count white aida first and really had to make myself keep going on it. The blue on 32 count linen went much quicker and was more enjoyable for me to stitch. I guess I'm officially a linen sitcher now!

So, tomorrow I am going to go try to find some backing fabric and ribbon to finish these into little round medallions. I hope I can find fabric and ribbon that match these!
Which brings me to a question - when working on designs like this do you find the backing fabric first and then pick the floss to match or pick the floss and then hope for the best with fabric? Since I'm new to finishing, I guess I'll find out tomorrow whether the latter works well or not!
Tonight I'm going to get back to my Littlehouse Neighborhood a little bit. Thanks for visiting and for any finishing hints you may have!!!



  1. Pretty design. Both are great, but love the blue one. Can't wait to see them finished.

  2. Very pretty design. In answer to your question I normally pull out a few colours of floss that I think will work well and then go through my fabric pulling out fabrics I'd like to use then do a floss toss to see which works best