Sunday, April 28, 2013

A New Chart and Some Old Embroidery!

Hello dear stitching friends!  We have been enjoying the last few days of summer and finally there is a bit of a chill in the air in the evenings.  Autumn should be arriving soon and with it perfect stitching weather :)

I am happy to share with  you a new cross stitch chart by Lady Lexi Designs!  This design is called 'Primitive Abundance' and is available as an instant download in my Etsy Store.  I have been admiring the primitive style for a long time and decided to add some of my favourite element to the design, including some stags, birds and sampler elements.

The model is stitched on a light mocha 28ct evenweave in DMC threads and is finished as a pillow.  The pillow is trimmed with some vintage lace and buttons.  I had such fun with this - here are a few more close ups:

I don't have much other stitching to show, but I did find this lovely brooch in a basket of other crafting goodies.  My mom made some of these ribbon embroidery brooches a few years ago (about fifteen years ago!) - they were all the rage back then!  This must be the last one we still have and I was so happy to find it!

It is stitched on blue satin and features woven ribbon roses, accented with french knots.  The only pity is that the roses are flattened from being stored under craft 'stuff' for so long - not a good way to preserve ribbon embroidery!  

I just love the brooch setting - it is so antique looking, yet not too bold.  This little find has inspired me to take up some ribbon embroidery again - if I can ever find the time :)

On a different note - I would like to thank dear Annie for thinking of me and sending me a package a few months ago.  Sadly the package never arrived, but you can have a look at the beautiful gift on her blog - it is personalized for Lady Lexi Designs!  Thank you Annie, I appreciate it so much and I am so sad that my lovely gift didn't make it safely home. 

That's about it for now!

Happy Stitching