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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Every Cloud

If you look hard enough every cloud has a silver lining doesn't it. Even though I was disappointed that my gardening efforts resulted in my bad back playing up it did mean that I could sit and stitch. I've mentioned before that I'm not a great cross-stitcher but I do enjoy stitching small items in cross-stitch. I do love stitching blackwork and the two unfinished pieces of work above have a lot of back stitching in them and very little cross-stitch. I made the pincushion biscornu previously and used the same colours to stitch the two new pieces, I'll make them into a set of some sort.

I also enjoy stitching onto a coloured background, I've used fabric paint in the past but this time I printed a picture onto some polycotton. I didn't use any special ink or anything, just my normal inkjet printer.


Stitchety Grub said...

This is gorgeous - so effective - i luv it! well done
Britt West Aus

Rosemary said...

I just love the colors with the blues and greens, and the dragon flies are such fun!

Helen said...

Your blog, needlework and garden are very beautiful! I liked especially your stiches on coloured background. How do you think the colours will maintain?