Friday, February 12, 2016

Two New Cross Stitch Starts

That's right.  I started two new cross stitch projects in the last week or so.  One of these projects is top secret and I can't show any photos of it on my blog.  It's going to be a gift so eventually I will be posting photos.

The other new project is The Snowflower Diaries Joyful World.  It's described as a primitive cross stitch calendar.  You can find the link to this stitch along HERE.  This Facebook group now has almost 4,000 members enthusiastically stitching these adorable monthly patterns.  Did I mention that these patterns are free?  Maja of The Snowflower Diaries is offering each month's chart to you for free just for joining the group.  She has already posted charts for January, February, and March and each one is so cute and thoughtfully designed with beautiful color combinations.

As I'm a slow stitcher, and I have another priority project going on, I have just started January. 
I'm stitching this over one on 25 count Davos fabric.  This is a new fabric for me, and I am finding that it's very soft, thicker than most fabrics, and it tends to fuzz a little.  But I do like how tiny this design will be (right around 3" X 4"), and once I got going the "over one" got easier and easier.  Of course, I had to bring the magnifier back out. 
I plan to stitch these, get a frame, and then switch them out each month.  The same frame can be used because all of the designs are the same size.
Can you see the fabric fuzz coming through on the crow?  It's not so noticeable unless you look really close.
So I'll slowly stitch along, even though many members of the group seem to be long done with January and are on to February.  And it amazes me that some stitchers have already completed March! 

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  1. Yippppeee you have also joined the SAL!! Looking lovely already!! Does not matter if you take years, I am just so happy to watch your progress :)
    Smiles :)

  2. What a great idea to have one frame and swap the months in and out. Your stitching looks lovely and it doesn't matter if it takes a while so long as you are having fun! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  3. Nice start! I like the fabric you are stitching yours on. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I am resisting this SAL! But I am really enjoying seeing everyone else stitching it.
    If I do start it I would definitely stitch it over one, your's looks great.