Friday, February 24, 2012

ArtXchange Project

freehand blue bird

This is for the ArtXchange project. I sent it off today. Let's hope the recipient likes it - or at least doesn't hate it? :)

This was a freehand design (by me, can't you tell?). I also chose the thread and stitched freehand without a pattern. I'd never used variegated thread before, so now I know I should have used narrow columns. The colors wouldn't have been so stripe that way.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


finished at last

This is my second kit and it was above my skill level. I didn't know how to even do a back stitch when I started this. The outline stitching is terrible, period. But I learned a lot.

I made one change, the world 'chianti' was supposed to be 'chablis'. But that's not a chablis bottle.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

subversive cross stitch

I love it. It's fun and it's real. It's what I thought of as a 'lady's' pursuit that has been taken over by real women. I'm only on my second cross stitch project, but I plan to make something subversive very soon!

Here are some examples:

radical cross stitch
hone badger just don't care Unwelcome Made for a friend on his 42nd birthday Phat Quarter Swap - Zombie my new iphone case! October 10th, 2011