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!


  1. Kathy,
    I love this new design. I have so enjoyed watching your designing process and the growth. Keep it up!

    Spring time in the Rockies - you never know quite when spring will come to stay!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Debby, it is always appreciated :)

  3. Beautiful design, and wonderful colors. Very nice!! CArolyn

  4. Thanks Carolyn, it was hard to find a dmc cotton that was as dark purple as I wanted to use for the Iris so for the photo export image I had to use a Kreinik Blending Filament color in the software that is a gorgeous shade of Amethyst. I found that HDF's Sue Purple shades come closest to that so that is what I'm using in the model.