Well, sad that we came to the end of the Blackwork anemone, but it has been delightful for me to see how many of you joined in with me on that project and loved working on it. There will be another one coming up shortly, so as they say, 'watch this space!'
This week Cross stitch Crazy, in issue 255, printed my image of the iconic landmark of Stonehenge. Great fun to work on and hopefully I put a 'Lesley' mark...
Well, 12 weeks, and now we can add the final touch to complete my design of the blackwork anemone. It has been so lovely to see your stitching as the weeks have gone by.
Time permitting, then I would love to work another part series for you all as it does seem quite a sensible way to work on smaller sections, not so daunting. And, I think many of you are now converted to blackwork and have enjoyed the stitching.
The chart for April completes the first row for my Floral cushion. I have added the extra sections on the butterfly and the bottom flower so that it nearly completes the design although there is another leaf to be added later on.
Well, we are nearly ready to complete this design. Thank you SO much for your feedback about this and I am really happy to read how much you have been enjoying the stitching....especially the little comments as to how much you enjoy your Wednesday evenings.
The chart and the details for what you need for this design are shown here.
Thank you again for those of you that replied to my request for ideas for North American birds both here...
Part nine of the series and the design is beginning to take shape with the addition of the flowers and leaves.
Thank you to those of you who have sent in the names of popular North American birds and I have already made a start on my first one, a chickadee, which will be incorporated into another blackwork design.
My latest picture to be added to my website shop is of two mandarin ducks. The design is fairly simple to stitch as...
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.