Monday, June 8, 2015

A New Cross Stitch


As much as I planned to finish Santa and the Mouse and one other cross-stitch before beginning something new, I really needed a break from the large "confetti" sections in the ongoing projects. So, I pulled out the QS Red Hearts (QS = quick stitch) chart I purchased from Heaven and Earth Designs. The artwork is by Ching-Chou Kuik.  I love pink and brown and hearts and vines, so I just love this chart!

In November of last year, I put about 3 hours into this chart. However, with 2 over 1, I feared it was going to get bulky and difficult to stitch. So, I tore out all of the stitching (which also took nearly 3 hours, as it was all so tightly packed in) and began fresh with 1 over 1 on 28-count Monaco Evenweave.  Here is a link to what it will look like.

This is roughly 6 hours and 15 minutes of stitching. I cannot wait to see this one grow. I will share another update on the first Monday in July.

I am linking up with Monday Stitchery Link Party #9 at Super Mom - No Cape. (If you hand stitch anything, I encourage you to join the party!)

Thanks for stopping by!
Renee


10 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Great new start, look forward to seeing this piece grow.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! What a cute little cross stitch! You have made great progress already! :) x

KimM said...

Hi, Renee - I love your stitching - the completed design is so cute! I know what you mean about needing a break - I'm working on 48 Ct silk gauze and had to take a break - switched to 28Ct and it seems to be going so fast!!
xxx

Sheryl S. said...

This is looking pretty, good start

Katie said...

Oh she is beautiful! Don't worry about taking a break. That's why I have a thousand WIPs haha. I like to switch it up a lot and work on different things. I look forward to watching her grow.

Bethany said...

Oh. My goodness. I don't know if I'd have the patience (and I rarely say that!). I remember making a beautiful counted cross stitch gift for my aunt before I knew of the differences of the numbers in aida linen. It took forever. Came out nice, but it was all I did for a couple months.

crazyQstitcher said...

The finished cross stitch looks good but it would take me more than 6 hours to complete it. Your dedication is to be admired.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hmmmm - this can be classified as not a 'new start', right? Sorry - couldn't resist that, after we were talking about not starting anything new. hee hee....

Justine said...

I don't blame you for starting this - it's just lovely. Great start.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I clicked through and had a peek at your new project will look like. It's going to be so pretty! It says it's a quick stitch but my goodness, it looks like it will take hours and hours.

Thanks for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!