Thursday, 10 March 2011
My enormous cross stitch
I mentioned my large cross stitch project the other day, and various people asked me about it, so I thought I'd show you what I mean. (I also love Danielle's posts over at A work in Progress where she quite literally reveals the progress of her stitching, so I hope she doesn't mind me borrowing the idea as I think I will be working on this for the rest of the year).
It's a Forever Friends Alphabet sampler, which will measure 30 x 36 cm when complete. It has the whole alphabet, plus 8 little pictures, and a quite extensive border. This is the size of the fabric:
This is the pattern:
And this is the little section that I've been working on so far - I started (but did not finish) the duck, as he was in the centre. I shall complete the little bear and then go back to him. I must ensure that I don't leave the backstitching until the end as there will be absolutely miles of it; I must try to complete each picture/letter as I go...