Archive | August 2011

To Love and to Cherish

It’s just a quick post, to show you all the finished project and in it’s frame. The quesion is: why did I have to like a big design? I’m sure mine was the biggest present there…

The finished poject:

In it’s frame:

I just want to say thank you for the lovely comments. It always brings a smile to my face when I read them. Thank you.

Thanks for looking…

Cherished Wedding

Hello all. Well good news, the Cherished Wedding sampler is now finished. Actually I finished it yesterday! It’s been washed twice today. The first go wasn’t too bad but you could still see some marks. Second time was better. The marks are no longer visible. As long as the threads are DMC or Anchor, you will be able to wash your finished design.

All you have to do is use warm water and a little bit of washing up liquid. I left the frabic in the bowl for a few minutes then rubbed the frabic together where the stains were. Rubbing the frabic together made the difference the second time round. Then put the frabic into clean warm water, just to wash out the  washing liquid. Afterwards roll the frabic in a towel, this will squeeze out the remaining moisture. Then simply lay it on top of a towel, where it won’t get disturbed, and leave it to dry. I have been told that ironing it when still a little damp will help get more of the creases out.

 For the second half of the design, I did decide to leave out some of backstitching. I didn’t think it needed that detail. Over all the main stitching of the design didn’t take too long. The longest part of the design is the actual backstitching.

 It was fun trying to work out the personalization of the design. In my case I did the names in the female then male order. So in this case it’s Laura and then Robert. I don’t think there is actually a right way to do it, is there? You just do it the way you want to do it, surely. Funny thing is, we haven’t meet Robert so this is our first time meeting him tomorrow.

I do love the writing in this design. I also love the flowers. It doesn’t help the fact that I love lilly’s anyway! The finished design is 9″ x 15″ so there is no way I can quitely slip the present to the happy couple!

A picture of the finished design will be posted soon. I wasn’t happy with picture I took the other day.

Thanks for looking…

Half of Cherished Wedding

Hi all. Hope everyong is OK? Isn’t this rioting scary? Hope things are put to a stop soon!

I know it’s been a while since my lost post. I seem to have… delayed in my posting. I don’t understand why.

Anyway, half of Cherished Wedding is now completed. All I really have left to do for the that half is write the names on. But I am planning on leaving that til last. I started on the second half today. I was going to start yesterday but then I saw a few stains on the fabric, so I took it of the frame and dapped some luke warm water on it. There is still some stain left on it but hopefully (fingers crossed) most of the stain will be covered up with the stitching. I will try and use the luke warm water again to get out the remains of the stain.

I got a new camera not so long ago and I have been very keen in taking pictures almost everyday ever since! I have joined up a site called 365 Project and it’s fun. What I like most about the camera is that I can now take pictures of my cross stitch close up without the image going blurry.

But what am I going to do with the photos afterwards? Just leave them on the PC/storage device? I’ve got loads on my storage device that I really need to do something with. Art Jounarling is now coming into my life, and that’s the perfect way to make use of the photos. I’ve got three pages made up with a background, all I need to do now is print of the images and stick them on the page. I’m going to be here for a while!

Here is one of my completed pages:

And here’s a page that needed the pictures (and now has, since I took this picture before hand)

I do perfer the muted look of the page. So I think I’m going to head in that direction…

Thank you for your lovely comments and I will try to update more often!

Thanks for looking…