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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

cosy autumn sampler - Cross Stitcher 336

This week the latest issue of Cross Stitcher is out in the UK, and in it is this gorgeous design by Rebecca Spencer that collects all the things we love about autumn in one curl-up-on-the-sofa-under-a-blanket-and-revel-in-the-cosy-feeling sampler. 


While you try to make up your mind whether the teddy is your favourite or that mug of hot chocolate, may I just point out that there`s a sewing machine there too? *squeals excitedly* 😉 And talking about sewing: it`s too late now but I wish I had taken photos before adding the backstitch - as it is, you`ll just have to take my word for it that I had that deeply satisfying feeling you get when after a few well-placed stitches, a splodge of reds and oranges turns into a basket of apples, or a rectangle of blue into the padded back of an armchair. #clever
I have a few close(r)-ups for this project, here they are:






Hmm, that last one`s a bit flash-bleached... anyway, you get the idea. 😉 In other news: some of the DMC projects I stitched a few months ago have been launched now so I can add them to my photo album here. This pair of love birds was a sweet little exercise as the fabric is pre-printed so I only had to stitch the birds themselves and the background is already done. #noice




And around the same time, I stitched these gorgeous flowers too - I`m glad to see the kit is available to buy now. Thank you for scrolling through all these pics, happy stitching!






4 comments:

  1. I love the autumn design! The colours are so pretty and I can agree with you about that wonderful feeling of the back stitching bringing it all to life. Was the lettering done in metallics....there seems to be a bit of a sparkle in the close up pics.
    Nice DMC kits too.

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    1. Thank you! 😊 Yes, it`s not that easy to tell from my photos but actually there`s a lot of exciting stuff going on there in the background: the lettering was done in 2 strands of brown and 1 strand of E3842, the reading glasses are 1 strand of each, and the wicks of the candles and inside the lamp were stitched with a blend of E3852 and 744. There was something of interest in each little motif, I couldn`t wait to get to the next one! 😃

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