25th May 2015
World of CrossStitching out now, issue 30, has chosen my pink roses to be their pick of the month and also pride of place on the front cover, which is lovely. It is a timely choice for gardeners with thoughts on the Chelsea flower show and these roses are a reminder that these blooms are now ready for their annual summer display.
You can achieve this design with its lifelike shading and detail with purely whole cross stitches and backstitch............no fiddly fractionals in sight!
I love the way the design has been displayed in a simple white frame which sets off the beauty of the blooms. Stitching will take around 30 hours and it is quite easy for beginners to have a go at this one.