Cotton Samples 05 (Tree of Hope) - Chatelaine
I cannot believe I have already finished the Chatelaine I started in January. Granted it is a smallish project, but still. I really enjoyed it and it seemed to possess me. It took about 60 hours total to stitch and bead. I added beads simply because I had them and changed the stitching around the border just because. I also left off the gold all the way around the outside. Have not yet decided if I will leave it this way or continue working around the border to give it a little more heaviness which I think it needs. I am going to go through my other Chatelaines for an idea I think. Martina's designs are so incredible and inspiring. I wish I could take a better photo. It is on 28 count cashel linen in "Dawn".
Lavender Fields, John Clayton, World of Cross Stitch Issue 228
My February start will be Lavender Fields. It is a pattern from World of Cross Stitch Magazine by Heritage Crafts and John Clayton. I am doing it on 18 count white Aida since it is full coverage and all DMC.....that would make it easier as a travel piece. Since Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas I will be donating this for an auction to raise money for the local area. It looks to be kind of confetti heavy so I hope go have it done well before the Lavender Festival in June. This is just straight forward cross stitch, no beading, no fancy border. Hope I don't get bored with it!
The Needlepoint projects will get more attention once we start traveling again in early April.
I may add another start to February or pick up a project I have taken out of rotation. Have not decided yet.
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More as it happens.