29 April 2011

"The rabbits’ eye differs from that of the owl." - Greek proverb

Design: Owl
Designer/Source: Radical Cross Stitch
Website: Radical Cross Stitch
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida   Color: cream
Floss: DMC 930/931 blended
Started: 29 Apr 2011
Finished: 29 Apr 2011
Size: @ 2" x 3"
Goofs: none
Purpose: gift/decorative magnet.
Available? No

27 April 2011

"He who has no falcon must hunt with an owl." - Danish Proverb


Design: Blackwork Owl
Designer/Source: Kincavel Krosses
Website: Kincavel Krosses
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida   Color: cream
Floss: DMC 311/334
Started: 27 Apr 2011
Finished: 27 Apr 2011
Size: @ 2½" x 1¾"
Goofs: none
Purpose: gift/decorative magnet.
Notes: I think he looks a little mad.
Available? No

22 April 2011

"Most of the Cranes in my family were flamingos." - Denny Crane (Boston Legal)

Design: Quaker Flamingo
Designer/Source: AuryTM
Website: AuryTM
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida   Color: cream
Floss: DMC 3806, 470
Started: 22 Apr 2011
Finished: 22 Apr 2011
Size: @ 2½" x 5½"
Goofs: none
Purpose: decorative; my aunt and uncle have a themed/collection of flamingos in their extra bathroom.
Notes: I thought it looked a little bare, so added some grass/plants, grass is 2-over-1, plants 1-over-1. Backed with sticky felt.
Available? No

11 April 2011


Design: Snow
Designer/Source: The Trilogy (Treats! line kit)
Website: www.heartinhand.com
Fabric: 32 ct. Belfast Linen   Color: Summer Khaki
Floss: The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works, 1 over 1
Started: 02 Apr 2011 (my part)
Finished: 11 Apr 2011
Size: @ 1.7" x 2.1"
Goofs: yes, it was started by someone else and their top stitch goes the opposite direction than my preferred direction, so two sections of the tree go the "wrong" way...I went with it because I wasn't going to frog over-1 and reasoned that it gave the tree more "texture".
Notes: as noted, started by another, so I stitched all but the snowman body/scarf/nose. I will probably never stitch over-1 on this small a count for a full piece again. Ever.
Available? Yes