Sep 25, 2008

Winter Quartet

This project came from the Better Homes and Gardens Cross Stitch Christmas magazine in the 1999 edition.
It is one of my favorites.

Sep 14, 2008

Mill Pond

This piece of stitch work took some time to do. It is called Mill Pond and was published in the February 2004 edition of The Cross Stitcher magazine. The design is by Julia Lucas. This is the first project that I did using the Kreinik thread. Kreinik is a fine metallic filament thread that you use for blending with your regular thread to give your work a little sparkle. This is what I used with the snow stitches to give it a little shimmer. I'm not sure I used it correctly but it turned out pretty anyway. Click photo for an enlargement.

Sep 5, 2008

Learn to Cross Stitch

Do you want to learn counted cross stitch but do not know where to begin.  I found an easy tutorial  to download.  It tells you all you need to know to make a stitched chart!! You will find it here at The Yarn Tree. It has an easy pdf pattern If you want to learn, I challenge you to try!

Edit: I found another web page that is full of cross stitch information.  Check the x stitch tutorial page out here.