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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Weather vane Cross Stitch and some new cushions."

Hello,

I set myself a personal challenge to finish this cross stitch this month. Put the last stitch in yesterday.


I had to change the colours in the sheep. The original sheep colour was far too light. I stitched it at night under the Daylight lamp and the next day it was a "ghost" sheep. You couldn't see it at all. I am happy with it now, after all the sheep around here aren't snowy white. I will give it a wash when we have some sunny weather then do the lazy daisies and french knots just before I take it to the framers.I  don't want to get the stitches squashed down too much.


Sewing was last Friday. I made up two cushions with the last of the American themed fabric.Very quick and easy, no quilting with zips in the back.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Nat Palaskas said...

It looks fantastic from here. I admired your patient stitching all those xxxs! Well done! Have a good rest of the week - Hugs Nat

Maria said...

Well done Bev. Looks great.
Nice cushions too.......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely cross stitch Bev...am chuckling about the ghost sheep!

Fiona said...

wow, the cross stitch is beautiful.. has come up a treat all together.... glad you evicted the ghost.... lovely cushions too... gotta love a quick finish..
Hugz

Dolores said...

It's always a good feeling when one has accomplished a goal. I too have been known to change colours because the one recommended was too light. I do like your sheep and can see how it could easily have been a 'ghost.'

Lynda said...

The cross-stitch has turned out so well. Love the check border.

CheeKeeLee said...

I was wondering how "West" would look - it's wonderful :)

Christine M said...

Your cross stitch looks wonderful Bev. You must be so pleased with it.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Congratulations on a great finish - the sheep in Wales are not white either ;-)

marina said...

well done on finishing your cross stitch and the two cushions are great.

Melody said...

Your cross stitch is delightful

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Look at all those tiny squares you filled in. Your cross stitch is beautiful. Another great wall hanging for your home.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Deb said...

Great job! It looks great! I was just saying this week that I should get out a new x-stitch and get started on something. It's almost a craft that's forgotten these days.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your cross stitch looks fantastic, a lovely finish!

Nicky said...

Good on you Bev, it looks wonderful...

Karen said...

I am a bit late catching up but I am glad I did so I could see the finished cross stitch. It looks great!

Mylene said...

A lovely finish, Bev!