Coming in Issue 191 of Cross Stitch Collection, a beautiful Summer Goddess inspired by the flowers growing in my Vermont garden. What a joy to be able to once again combine my two most loved activities, designing and gardening. I love the riot of color in the summer garden. Black-eyed-susans, cosmos, pincushion flowers and lilies abound to bring a fresh and vibrant lift to the design. Stitched on 28HPI Zweigart Brittney evenweave (off white, ref 3270/101) and embellished with glistening Mill Hill beads and pretty Kreinik metallic threads, I hope you will all find her joy to stitch. I will post some variations on Polstitches hand dyed fabric tomorrow. So many wonderful choices! Supply list will be up later today.
22 May 2012 26 Comments
22 May 2012 7 Comments
Coming this week in issue 191 of The World of Cross Stitching, a cheerful garden of delightful pixies ready to start helping with all the new plantings. You all know how much I love gardening so when Ruth commissioned this design for WOCS I was more than happy to accommodate Who could ask for a more ideal combination to work on, gardens and pixies, two of my favorite things!
02 May 2012 13 Comments
Another beautiful harbinger of sunny skies and warm days ahead. My Magical Butterfly is in issue 190 of The World of Cross Stitching due on the UK news stands April 26th. Lots of bling and sparkle here to capture the iridescent beauty of this marvelous creature. I love the way Ruth and the team at WOCS have made up this design into a pretty pillow. Full instruction will be in the magazine. We’ve stitched this on 14 count white Aida for the model. I think it would be quite lovely on one of Polstitches ethereal hand dyed fabrics too. Enjoy!