Mostly, I worked on Geometric Dreams No.1 from GoldenCircleDesigns on etsy. I’m using three strands of DMC 3847 on 28-count evenweave. I would have been a little farther along, but I realized a couple of days ago that I had been using two strands instead of three for a little while and ended up ripping that part out. I realize that it wasn’t that noticeable, but it bothered me. I haven’t redone all of the part that I ripped out yet.
This is Artecy’s Tribal Bookmark (at Artecy shop or Patternsonline.com). I chose my own colors and color placement. After some indecision, I ended up using various shades of DMC floss in turquoise (3844, 3845, 3846) and jade (561, 562, 564). I think the light jade is a little too light, but I didn’t feel like checking to see if there was a darker one that would still have enough contrast. I always look at Artecy’s free patterns; this was my first time buying from there.
I feel like I haven’t been doing as much cross-stitch this year as I have in years past; it’s June and I’ve only finished two things this year so far. Mostly this month I worked on Geometric Dreams No. 1 from GoldenCircleDesigns on etsy. I’m working it on 28-count evenweave with three strands of DMC 3847. I ended up working in the lower left corner by starting on that section with the frame upside down from the way I had been holding it; luckily, the stitches were going in the same direction as they were with the frame right side up. I know that since it’s symmetrical it really doesn’t matter which way is up as long as the stitches are all in the same direction, but it bothered me.
This is Neptune by SpaceNavid on etsy; I chose it because I liked the blues in it. It’s worked on black Aida cloth canvas from Michaels. It’s 14 count and 6″ x 6″ overall and the working area is about 4 1/2″ by 4 1/2″; the pattern is around four inches, so it was a tight fit. I didn’t center it as well as I could have, but it’s mostly vertically off which does not bother me as much as horizontally would. The canvas was all right for stitching; the only problems I had with it were that it was difficult to run thread under stitches near the edges, and it was not as taut as I would have liked it to be (though that might be because I stepped on it and possibly loosened it up a little). After this, I’m going to do Earth; if it had been up when I decided to buy one, I’d have bought it first.
I worked on four things this month, all purchased charts (two etsy, one Artecy, one Art of Stitching); I did start one new piece instead of working more on existing projects. I finished pages two and three of Alphonse Mucha’s Moon from Art of Stitching, but I didn’t work on it any more than that. I felt somewhat intimidated by the mostly empty page four.
Mostly, I worked on Alphonse Mucha’s Moon (part of Miniature Set 11 from Art of Stitching). I’m getting closer and closer to the end of pages two and three; maybe I’ll finish them this month. It’s taken me about a year and a half to get to this point, so maybe I’ll have it finished by the end of 2017.
I needed a break from the Mucha, so I did this; it is from a free pattern by Whispered by the Wind. It called for Carrie’s Creations hand-dyed silk in Raven and Olde Salem Red; I used DMC 498 and 310. I ended up giving it to my sister; I have a ton of bookmarks since I tend to make them as breaks from larger projects.