One more blackwork design to try on our last petal of the anemone flower. Next week we will be starting to add the leaves that surround the flower as the backstitches on the anemone which will be in two strands, will be the last part to work on.
This week I added my latest blackwork design with colour to my website Shop. This time, the bird is a Goldfinch, that nestles amongst Blackwork flowers, some based on sunflowers.
Another week and glorious weather. Lovely to hear that so many of you are enjoying the stitching on this anemone flower. Now for Part 5 so we are now on to the fourth petal and another blackwork design.
The picture of a young girl with her cat, walking through a garden full of foxgloves, is my latest design to appear in issue 154 of Cross Stitch GOLD which is out now.
It has been so exciting to see how many of you are getting on with my new series for a blackwork anemone. If you wish to show pictures of how you are getting along or make any comments, then please join me and this lovely stitching group.
Lovely to see so many of you have taken on the challenge and are joining me in my introduction to blackwork with my own personal touch of some colourful cross stitches. We start this week with our first blackwork pattern on one of the petals. Nice and simple and will not take too much of your time.
I have added the fabric and palette details again for those of you who may just be joining us. Do let me know how...
Cold start to the day, although not too much snow, as yet.
Thank you to all you lovely stitchers that replied to my last week's blog, saying that you were keen to work on this new project. So here we go with the start of my blackwork anemone design that will 'run' over about 12 weeks as a part series.
We start with the centre of the anemone with cross stitches and French knots, or you can change these to petite black...
A change in our weather if you are in the UK; much colder, but where I live in Suffolk, there have been wonderful crisp, white coated grasses and trees to see on my early morning walk. Wrapped up well it has been a pleasure to be out walking Tilly as the pale sun starts to break through.
The first picture is my latest design for GOLD, issue 153, which is out now. I only have the simulation as my copy of...
Latest edition to my SHOP, under 'Decorative,' these bright and cheerful sunny sunflowers will bring a smile on a gloomy day. Easy to stitch on 14 count pale blue Aida or 28 count evenweave for a pretty cushion or colourful picture.
Hello everyone. As I was walking Tilly this morning I saw and heard my first Canada Geese arriving on their migratory Spring trip to the UK. A lovely sight and there will be lots more of them to see in the next few weeks.
Well, we have got our Owls off to a good start and it has been lovely to see more stitchers joining with us in our lovely group. Super to see the start and the completion of the...
Certainly a change in the weather here in Suffolk and a wet and windy start for Tilly and me on our morning walk. I hope you have noticed that I popped a couple of free Christmas designs on my blog last Friday. A couple more will be added this week and are ideal as they are simple to stitch for those last minute cards.
Thank you to Bronwyn Prasad who has sent me her picture of one of my owl designs.
It has been a better week, so far for me, with accesss again to the Internet. Like most of us, I rely on it so much for work let alone keeping in touch with family and friends and posting on FB.
Although I popped this glorious picture on FB yesterday, I know some of you rely on my Wednesday updates to keep in touch. It has been stitched by Saraswati Maria so beautifully and I personally think the framing works brilliantly...