Cross Stitcher Magazine 2006
Stitched on 16ct white aida with DMC threads.
The pattern actually used beads aswell on some of the flower centres but I decided to omit these and put some french knots in their place instead. I am really pleased with the end result and so is Laura. Not bad stitching speed either for me, I started this in the middle of May this year so around 10 weeks.
Here is a close up of her face, the material looks a little yellow on this as I cut the flash off the camera as it was 'washing out' the details. You can't see the blue behind the knots on her eyes very well in this picture but it is there!!
So next I am moving onto some stitching for my mom's 70th birthday in October. Again this chart is out of an old Cross Stitcher magazine and was designed as a Mother's Day gift but I think it'll suit a birthday too. I am using cream 28ct evenweave and DMC threads but I am not going to make it into a framed picture but into a decorative cushion. I am also not including the charms in the heart and circle shapes, instead I will insert a letter S for her name in one shape and the number 70 for her age in another. It is signed and dated at the bottom so that will make it even more special, I hope.
I will start this tomorrow now as I am 'all stitched out' tonight...... but very pleased with myself on my finish.