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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cross Stitch Gold 112 - parasols

I thought the time would never come when one of my stitches actually appeared in a magazine, it`s been sooooo long since anything of mine has been published! Or maybe that`s just how it felt to me... Anyway, here`s the latest one: my cheerful parasols, designed by Durene Jones, which ended up on an oh-so-summery beach bag.
It has been a real pleasure to work on this - deceptively? - easy-looking, smallish design; after all, it`s only 128x123 (on 14ct, 23,5x22,5 cm) and uses a total of 26 colours. However, it definitely needed the deployment of a good, easy-to-follow marking system, both for the similar shades of cream in the background and the backstitch. Oh, and for a little teaser, at the back of issue 112, you can see my sunflowers advertised from the next issue of Gold - yay! This might just mark the beginning of a summery cheer-spreading offensive on the part of Durene and yours truly...? ;)
Over halfway there, trying not to mix up which handle belongs to which parasol ;)

Just remembered in the nick of time that I wanted to take a photo
of the finished cross stitch, before starting the backstitch (ooops!)

And a mere 56 hours later - the finished product :)

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitching! My eyes went cross for a second trying to figure out which handle goes where... but it all was all right in the end. :) Looks like there was a ton of back stitching there... and only 56 hours? You stitch like the wind. :)

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  2. Wow super sweet stitching..
    Hugs x

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  3. You did a wonderful job! The design is so colorful and pretty!

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  4. Thank you, ladies - it is colourful, isn`t it? And even more so in the magazine ;) I`d be the first one to admit that their photo is much better than mine - I think the flash managed to bleach this pic quite a lot, e.g. of the 7 BS colours I can only see two, and maybe a third, yellow, if I really strain my eyes. Lol, maybe my subconscious led me to model stitching, simply because I couldn`t take proper pictures of my work? ;)

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  5. Mmm... nice, very nice :)
    I love this colors!

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