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The last raspberry has been stitched. My fruit cross stitch is now finished.
I have decided to place it into a frame. One of the benefits of frames is that they can also act as trays.
When not in use, it will stay just above my stove.
Below is a jasmine tea ball that opened into a little flower on a small stem. I may be the only one seeing it, though.
Now that the bigger fruits are stitched, I am adding raspberries to fill the gaps. Because I used whole embroidery flosses to make the cross stitches (6 strands), the Aida cloth in between the fruits is wrinkled. Adding more fruits resolves this annoying problem.
Heart in Stripes in shades of blue and white. Although this second heart has the same background as the first (new and recycled fabric I used for the the mug rugs with a white foundation), it looks darker. This is amazing what a change of color in the details can do to the overall look.
To adorn this heart, I sew by hand a ribbon I bought and stitched a row of “x”. Just as if I was making cross stitching. I was fortunate to have in my embroidery box a color that is almost the same as the ribbon ...read more
Heart in Stripes in shades of blue and white. The idea of making it came while I was sewing mug rugs last summer. This heart (and two more that will make their way here in the following days) was made with the same new and recycled fabric I used for the the mug rugs with a white foundation. I called this color scheme White House by the Beach.
To adorn this heart, I sew by hand some lovely cotton ribbon I bought, braided cotton blue threads, crocheted Eight-Petal Crochet Flowers (my tutorial for those flowers here) and stitched a row ...read more
This is a cross stitch project I have started many years ago. I am following a pattern by Le Idees de Suzanna (Luglio-Agosto 1997). I chose to use the whole embroidery floss (the 6 strands), which create a tapestry-like texture. The downsize is that it requires more strength. I worked diligently on it for some months before putting it aside. Now is a good time to finish it.
If you are wondering about the number of strands that are used in embroidery and cross stitch, you can read a post I wrote about it here.