Monday, April 22, 2013
DORA, DORA :Some Progress (Counted Cross Stitch Post) & HEXAGON-ORAMA
Here is the outlining border of my Sampler -- I know it doesn't look like much--BUT: This took me 1 1/2 weeks to set up, measure and stitch (if you click on pix, you can see just how teeny-weeny those little crosses are!)
And Here is my first alphabet letter: "a" done in that yummy red--just dark enough, and not too orange-y!
Trying to find "WHERE" to begin the letter took two nights of poking, counting and putting it down and coming back!! When I used to do needlepoint, we pre-marked our penelope canvas to aid counting; here those tiny cross threads remain blank--aaargh!
I AM enjoying the stitching a whole lot. It is a nice change from quilting.
I have cut more hexies (addict, that I am!!) and am making a backer for my hexie table topper the exact same size as the original; then, I will put my pre-cut hexie batting pieces on the back of the front (LOL) and quilt the whole thang together!! (YAY for my GO! BABY cutter which cut through the batting like butter!) . I will post pix next time--able to use some of my RSC13 scraps of green on these, too.
My B-day is coming up and DH suggested that I get a few more dies for the GO as his gift to me. I am ordering today! (I am not one to shilly-shally on that offer!!).
C'est Tout, pour aujourdhui mes amies...Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse