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Friday, 16 October 2015

stork scissors - Collection 255

The latest issue of Cross Stitch Collection hit the UK shops today and in it there`s not only the second part of Jenny Barton`s Christmas block sampler...


... but also the mini scissors I stitched some months ago:


Funny how, months later, I never remember the exact words I used on that form I have to fill out after every project but I`m pretty sure I must have said the above as I did, indeed, start with the 2-over-2 pincushion, to figure out every minute detail of the design:


Hmmm, it must be my photo-taking skills, again: I hope you`ll believe me when I say, there is some backstitch detail there! :D
And then I started to tackle the 1-over-1 spool ribbon (I don`t know what the official name is... but it`s a band that goes around a wooden `thing` that looks like a thread spool and is big enough to house a pair of scissors).


As you can see, the motifs here are barely bigger than a pound coin. I have another pic of the two designs together and in this one, I used a more internationally recognisable item for size comparison - in case you don`t know how big a £1 is, I hope you are all familiar with lipbalms, lol!



2 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and very delicate scissors... I imagine they were somewhat of a challenge to stitch. And, of course, congratulations on the Christmas Block Sampler getting published! Beautiful piece - and you have done a masterful stitching job on it.

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  2. How lovely!! I'm not sure I could see well enough to stitch them myself. Well done.
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