24th Nov 2013
I once read that swans mate for life - a romantic notion, which I have tried to reflect in this scene of a protective male swan, spreading his wings around his elegant lady friend.
Swans are beautiful birds at any time of the year, but winter is a particularly fitting setting, as it is such a romantic season. I always hope that I get the chance to take snowy walks and wonder at the beauty of nature. With snowy - capped hills in the distance, a silvery lake in the foreground and frosted greenery that frames the loving couple perfectly, my design makes for a really engrossing stitch. With the addition of touches of metallic thread and some seed beads it gives an extra level of skill.
This design is also to be found in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection... enjoy.