13 April 2006

'Past Stitches' and 'Happy Easter!'

I thought I would show you some of my past stitching achievements. Unfortunately, there aren't many (errr...only 2!!) because I've given most of them away to various family members over the years, but it will give you an idea of the sort of designs that I like to stitch.

'CELTIC CROSS'



It was designed by Mervyn Rogers from a company called Treasure Island Products based in North Wales. It was stitched on 18 count white Aida, using Anchor thread as recommended. I am quite proud of this, as it was my first large-scale project. I remember buying it at the annual Stitching Show, at the Olympia, London, in 1998. My best friend and fellow stitcher K convinced me that I would have no problems with it, and she was right! Apologies for the poor picture quality (will explain further on).

'CELTIC DRAGON'



This is another design from Treasure Island Products that I bought and stitched a year later. It is stiched on 14 count cream Aida, again using Anchor thread as the chart recommended. They also recommended to stitch with 3 threads instead of the usual 2, to bring out the colour. Unfortunately the picture doesn't do it justice, but I can assure you, it is very vivid in colour.

To explain the terrible pictures, my digital camera decided to go on strike. It's been on the blink for some time, but it decided it had had enough last night, so I had to borrow Hubby's phone camera. I waiting for pay day so I can go out and get a new one! In my next post, I'll show you my latest WIP (the reason for my 'empty-head' dreamings!), plus a few other WIP's that are 'in the pipeline'.

Thank you for dropping by, and have a great Easter :)

4 comments:

Lelia said...

These are wonderful. Looking forward to more posts & pics : )

Lili said...

These are wonderful projects, Carto! I'm fond of these designs, and I'm seriously thinking of trying one of these. Pbem: I have a gazillion wips...lol!
Great to see pics on your blog! I'm off to your next post.
Hugs!

Singular Stitches said...

What beautiful 'Happy Dances'!!! Both works are just lovely!

BTW, you have a great blog! I just found it today, from a comment you left on another's blog. For some reason (my blog is the same way), Bloglines (a blog subscription service) cannot find your blog.

Christine said...

Hi ! I like very much your stitch designs.
Could you give me more informations on the first celtic cross of Mervyn Rogers. I don't find anything on it on the web.
Thank you !