Monday, November 9, 2009

Stop and Stitch the Flowers

Well...I'm almost done with this one. What's that you say? It looks finished? Well, it's not - it still gets three more rows of border on the outer edges. It calls for a "fly" stitch (which I've never done) that takes up two rows, and one more stitch of regular cross-stitches. I'm going to try the fly stitch, but if it annoys me too much, I'll just do cross-stitches (which is an option offered on the pattern.

Speaking of the pattern - it's called "Stop and Stitch the Flowers" and it's by Blue Ribbon Designs. I used the DMC conversions. The fabric is a light blue - I don't remember exactly what it was called, but it's a 28 count even weave (I think I have decided that even weaves are my favorite - I've done mostly 28 count, but I think I've seen 32 and maybe even 36, which I would like to try.

I have another similar Blue Ribbon Designs pattern for St. Patrick's Day. In my ideal world, I would have room to store multiple versions of this same pattern and change them out with the seasons - they have the St. Patty's one, a Christmas one, a Valentines one, and I think a couple of others. It's a fun stitch - I did kind of one block at a time. Well - I would outline a row of blocks, and then stitch each block individually.

Anyway - thanks for checking out my stitching! Love all the comments - nothing like feedback from other stitches to keep you motivated!
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13 comments:

Vicki in CO said...

This is very nice. I love all the different flowers and the great colors. Good job!

Nancy M said...

Great piece. I have just found a Blue Ribbon Halloween pattern I want!

Mel said...

Amazing, looks great!

Emily said...

Nice and colorful, almost don't need the extra border.

Miss 376 said...

Looks great already. Have fun with the border

~~~Melinda said...

Such a lovely design!!! I love the snowmen following!!

Rae Ann said...

I love it, looks so cheery, springy. What is the finished size? You did a wonderful job.

Deigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

It looks great, good job.

Marl

MaryT said...

This is so neat! I love the colors. Believe it or not there is actually 40 count fabric too but I know my poor eyes couldn't see that anymore.

Mary

Carolyn NC said...

Kathy, It looks great!

5 Foot Runt said...

That is really neat. Hoping everything goes ok with the fly stitch!

Shelley said...

It looks fantastic. That would be so cool to have a different one to hang for each season/holiday. I see a lot of stitching in your near future, lol!