I have – kind of – a finish to show you!
I’ve done all the cross stitching that I’d planned to do. So without further ado here it is:
I have two questions now. 1) shall I fill in the words with white stitching to cover up the rather holey looking fabric or leave it as is? It makes everything else look raised a bit not having it but not sure if it would look better with. I’m leaning towards not stitching it.
2) shall I do back stitching around the individual leaves? I think some of them kind of blend into each other so it might be good? I’ve given it a little go and I’m not sure I like it. Some bits look good and others look bad. But maybe if it was the whole thing it might look better? Or should I just leave it without any back stitching?!? Ahhh.
In other news, the fabric for the next project arrived. It’s this lovely Christmas red 18 count aida. It will mainly be stitched in white but with either gold or a variegated thread of a similar colour. I’ve never used a variegated thread before so that might be interesting.
I haven’t actually finished the design yet though so we’ll see when I get around to it. I might end up stitching my next Hogwarts house pin cushion first. It’s Gryffindor’s turn next (although I haven’t finished designing that yet either….)
The other people taking part in the stitch along are below:
We post progress on whatever cross stitch protects we’ve been working on every three weeks. So its a lovely selection of different things to look at.