Happy Dances Galore!

October 7, 2008

Filed under: Cross Stitch — Tags: , — Abi @ 1:04 pm

I’ve been busy stitching!  I recently finished 2 projects (one is even framed!  *gasp!*) and I did a do-over on an ornament from 2006.

First off is Kanji.  I found an image online and charted it using PC Stitch.  I stitched it on 28 count white Charles Craft Monaco using 2 strands of Bright Red Vikki Clayton Silks, over 2.

I also decided that I would try lacing this project.  Instead of pinning the project to make sure that the weave is completely straight, I pulled some threads from my fabric to mark my edge.  Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of this step.  The removed row of thread from the fabric created a straight line for me to follow, thus making lacing a bit easier, I think.  I used white DMC Perle Cotton to lace the project.

This is a frame we picked out at AC Moore.  I love how stark all the white is compared to the bright red silk.

The next happy dance is my Katamari Prince.  I first saw this on Sprite Stitch.  The original pattern is here.  There is no color code, so I asked for help at the Sprite Stitch Board.  I ended up tweaking the colors and this is the final result.  I decided to use Smyrna crosses instead of regular cross stitch to increase the project size and to add texture.  I really like the very pixilated effect of the Smyrnas.

And finally, my do-over project is Dragon Dreams’ 2006 Halloween freebie.  The original version wasn’t bad, but the thick cord always bothered me.  It was just way to thick.  So after 2 years, it got a make over.  :)

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