The hand-embroidered colourful house (4″x 3″) was begun last summer and then put aside for months. I recently went back to it as something to keep me awake whilst watching television in the evenings and I finished it yesterday. 60 more words
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I really love blackwork, I like how it looks and I really enjoy doing it. I came across a pattern in The World of Cross stitching (issue 178) for a blackwork pattern completed using different shades of blue and green, and a DMC colour variations thread of blues and greens. 345 more words
When making something do you follow a pattern or do it freestyle?
I tend to follow a pattern, from a book, magazine, individual pattern etc. I have a whole stash of source materials, far too many to realistically achieve in a single lifetime, but as usual, that does little to prevent me from getting more when I see an item I like! 144 more words
Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois. While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls). 223 more words