Friday, March 22, 2013
'Christ is Risen' Model & New Design
Happily, I was able to finish this Easter/Resurrection Day pattern model prior to the actual day.
I stitched it on 18 count dove grey Aida cloth and used two Caron Waterlilies silk floss, Opal and Peach Cobbler. This is the first time I've used this variegated floss and liked it very much, it moves easily through the fabric and lays flat without much effort.
The pattern is now on sale on the Gracewood Stitches website for $6.00.
I've begun stitching Iris Celadon and I'll list some more information on the design.
The stitch count is 252 x 254, on 18 count fabric the image size is 14" square.
Yes, it is a large piece but it has been fun stitching it and I think it is definitely going to be worth the effort.
It says it is Spring on my calendar, but it was a frosty 19 degrees this morning and we had a fire in the woodstove. And as is typical of our springs it has warmed up enough by afternoon that I could go out and survey the damage winter did to the roses and lilacs and at least begin to think about things like pruning and planting a few things in upcoming weeks.
Each day we're waiting to find that the bears have come out of hibernation and have visited our bird feeders!