I found a new embroidery sampler along called Quilty Stitches by Little Miss Shabby yesterday (thanks Christine!) and was naughty enough to start a new project.
I have two reasons: 1. I’ve made lots of progress this weekend in bringing forward various projects and 2. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket so it really doesn’t count (right…? feel free to enable me).
Just look at those tiny cross-stitch blocks! One can’t resist (I can’t resist)! While LMS uses Aida, I dived into my just-in-case boxes and pulled both linen and DMC mouliné. The piece of linen I had to cut from was a narrow strip, so my sampler will finish with next to no linen border around the cross stitches. It’s mind-boggling what I have in store in that stash of mine *shakes her head in wonder*
I thought it’d be a breeze to do cross stitching again, but I was wrong. Already in the Swoon block did I find something new to me and research began; fraction stitches… Quarter stitches and so on were a completely new concept and I also happened to start with four strands, so I ripped out the first row twice. Now I’m down on three strands and it looks better.
The floss colours are quite pastelly but I’ll use what I have in the rainbow box. There’s a bunch of floss that I haven’t wound up on the bobbins yet and there I found a couple of skeins of white. Join us, it’s fun!