Friday, July 24, 2015

HAED Christmas Cottage

I am still in the process of trying to work through the set-up of this blog but I wanted to go ahead and post about some of the projects I am working on. the first one will be my largest current work.

It is a Heaven and Earth Design I have been working on it for approximately15 months. I chose the design because it reminded me of my dad. I lost him a little over 10 years ago and I miss his laugh and all the stories he used to tell. He was such a good story teller and the story never changed but the way he told it was just to funny. This is him in the cowboy hat.

So the design I chose is named Christmas Cottage by Dona Gelsinger. And as you can see the snowman has cowboy hat and the cabin in the background makes me think of the house Dad and Mom lived in when they very first were married. The last thing is I collect snowmen. I have a very large selection and this will be a lovely addition to the group. 
I am working this on 16 count dove grey aida. I work most all my designs on aida to me it is the most relaxing fabric to work on. I can not get along with evenweaves and linen is not something I enjoy. This does mean it is much larger but that is okay. I will show you a picture of each finished page up to my current picture.

I am working this top left to right. 

 The pages are from Top left; page 1,2,9,10,3,11,4,12,5,13,and finally 6.

This is were I am as of 7-22-15. There is about 1/8 of page 14 worked in this final picture.

I do not park and I do not work in 10X10 squares. I cross country stitch. For ME it works the best even in high confetti areas. I understand that others find it better to work it differently with confetti stitching but I get on best this way.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rose:
    I saw your post on Facebook on one of the cross stitch groups I belong to, and I thought I would take a look at your blog. You mention that you "cross country stitch" Please explain to me what this is. The project I am currently working on has lots of confetti stitching and I am using the parking method for the first time. However I'm not sure I really like this method so I'm interested to know what cross country stitching is.


    Carol Sharpe


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