Hello dear stitching friends and a warm welcome to my new followers - it is wonderful to have you here! I don't have too much new stitching to share so I thought I would show you a piece of ribbon embroidery I did a few years ago. This beautiful piece was featured in an Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine and is designed by Helen Dafter (if I recall correctly!)
It is stitched on Dupion silk, which I coloured a very pale shade of green. The broad pink silk ribbon is variegated - so beautiful!
Look at this cute little spider - I think he is my favourite part of the design :)
The colours in this piece are truly beautiful, a perfect Spring/Summer piece - and believe me - it has been hot here!
I also love the clean lines of this design - definitely one of my favourite stitched pieces! Here is the 'full picture':
On the cross stitching front, I have been working on a little gift for a friend, so I can't show that yet and I have also designed another chart with a 'Love' theme. This piece is called 'Hanging LOVE' and the ePattern is available in my Etsy store.
I had a lot of fun with this one and really love the bright pink colours, it is now proudly on display for Valentine's day!
In other stitchy news - I am very excited to be meeting up with Michelle (StitchCraft Place) from the UK next week! She is here in Cape Town visiting family and I just can't wait to meet her! See you next week Michelle :)
That's it for now - have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stitching!