Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cross stitch update (with a finish!)


So, guess what?  There was a lot of telly watching this week, between a fantastic Shakespeare on the box (Richard II) and the Wimbledon men's final, and various other things, so consequently - a lot of stitching. And the houses...are done!

Here's the photo again of what the finished stitching was supposed to look like.  Hopefully later this week I will get it into a frame - I do actually have one ready from my last trip to Ikea.



here's where they were when I left them last time, so you can see how much work I did on the side --all those potted plants and a bit of wall, too.


Of course, once that was done, I needed a new one...

Can you tell what it is yet? 


No, I didn't think so.  It's some cakes:


I have used up a scrap piece of 16 count AIDA (I don't usually stitch on that, prefering either evenweave or linen), but it's a lot whiter than the cream colour used in the photo of the pattern, so I've actually subbed out the cream thread (which doesn't really show on my fabric) for a pale yellow, which I think will work better.   It will have to wait its turn, though, as next week's stitching will be back to the Summer bird. 

6 comments:

Dolores said...

You really are keeping busy with different projects.

ruthsplace said...

Looks great finished and framed.

Lynne said...

Wahoo! way to go!

The Wimbledon men's final finished at 3am here - I still haven't caught up on my sleep! Andy put in a mighty effort - maybe next year?

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Now you have the Olympics to keep you entertained for the next bit of sewing.

Anne said...

Well done - looks great!

ladybelle1234 said...

Your new finished project should be added to your heading. Beautiful work. So glad to see it finished.