Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My First and My Latest

So I thought my first post with actual content would be a nice place to show My Very First Cross Stitch Project Ever and my latest finish.  There's only about a quarter of a century between them...and now I feel old.

My Very First Cross Stitch Project Ever was for my junior high home ec class (I believe I got an A on this).  I have no idea where the pattern came from, or who the designer is.  My mother, bless her, still has this on her wall.

My latest finish is from the May/June 2011 edition of Just Cross Stitch magazine.  It is the May installment of the Fresh Threads Medley series.  I did not use the Weeks Dye Works wool felt that was called for in the pattern.  I used DMC variegated floss to fill in the fish and DMC Color Variations to fill in the flower centers.  I like how the fish turned out stripey.  :)

What the hey, here's my latest start, too.  This is part one of the Tree of Stitches SAL at TheStitchSpecialists Yahoo group.  This part is straight up cross stitch, so I finished it pretty quick.  It is Weeks Dye Works 'Rust', stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct white Monaco.  (Although this is the loosest weave Monaco I've ever seen)

Now, let's see if I can keep up the posting in a timely manner thing.


Marcy said...

Aren't moms wonderful?

I like your pink fish

Ashni said...

Marcy, thanks! And yes, moms are wonderful. :)