The blackwork part on the anemone petals is complete so over the next five weeks we will be adding the cross stitch leaves, flowers and butterfly to complete the cross stitch areas before finally adding the all important two strands of back stitch to the main flower.
In the May edition on CrossStitch Crazy you can find my pretty Easter cards and gift tags to stitch.
I need some help please with names of popular North American birds as I am hoping...
One more blackwork design to try on our last petal of the anemone flower. Next week we will be starting to add the leaves that surround the flower as the backstitches on the anemone which will be in two strands, will be the last part to work on.
This week I added my latest blackwork design with colour to my website Shop. This time, the bird is a Goldfinch, that nestles amongst Blackwork flowers, some based on sunflowers.
Another week and glorious weather. Lovely to hear that so many of you are enjoying the stitching on this anemone flower. Now for Part 5 so we are now on to the fourth petal and another blackwork design.
The picture of a young girl with her cat, walking through a garden full of foxgloves, is my latest design to appear in issue 154 of Cross Stitch GOLD which is out now.
It has been so exciting to see how many of you are getting on with my new series for a blackwork anemone. If you wish to show pictures of how you are getting along or make any comments, then please join me and this lovely stitching group.
Lovely to see so many of you have taken on the challenge and are joining me in my introduction to blackwork with my own personal touch of some colourful cross stitches. We start this week with our first blackwork pattern on one of the petals. Nice and simple and will not take too much of your time.
I have added the fabric and palette details again for those of you who may just be joining us. Do let me know how...
Cold start to the day, although not too much snow, as yet.
Thank you to all you lovely stitchers that replied to my last week's blog, saying that you were keen to work on this new project. So here we go with the start of my blackwork anemone design that will 'run' over about 12 weeks as a part series.
We start with the centre of the anemone with cross stitches and French knots, or you can change these to petite black...