Friday, December 17, 2010

An Invitation~

I've bumbled, stumbled and grumbled my way through creating my first cross stitch design and I can't believe how much I've loved doing it!

Now that the first design has been completed and received such kind reviews, I'm emboldened to think that some might like to go on a journey of design with me in bringing the second design to life. Fair Warning!! It is addictive!! There seems to be no off switch to the designing madness, and when you are lying awake at three in the morning with it going full steam it can be a bit of a nuisance.

So you are fairly warned and now invited to step aboard as we begin the creation of my second design, Heart Note Alley

First, you see a photo of a working draft. I found in creating Northern Nights that the designing wasn't done till the last stitch was made! So it is quite likely that by the time this next piece is done it may look significantly different than it does right now.

I'll bring you up to date in next post, how it got to this point.


  1. It sounds as if we're in on the ground floor of a very nice collection indeed :) I love the flow to this one, and the very art-nouveau feel of the top band. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out when you have it stitched.

  2. I love, absolutely love, your Northern Nights design. It's perfect. Wonderful colors and some of my favorite things. thanks for sharing your work. You did a great job,

  3. You are, Di! I'm giving you an eye over my shoulder as I work through the next one. I'm sure my doing it 'in public' is going to make me sharper, at least that's the hope!!

  4. Connie, you are too sweet! Thanks so much for your comment.

  5. Kathy, it sounds like you are on a roll. This one is also lovely. Can't wait to see what the final design will be. Keep those creative juices flowing. LOL

  6. Thanks, Dusty, I can't wait either, LOL