August 14, 2010

Back in the stitching business

As the title already says, I started cross stitching again. After half a year of absence doing a lot of other stuff like knitting and sewing, I finally feel like I got my motivation for stitching back.

As my first project, I picked up on a SAL that I started during last fall. It is called See the Star and has been designed by Monika Buro. There are altogether 25 parts and I finished today part 7.

The same group I am stitching the See the Stars SAL with, is going to start a new project tomorrow. It will be a rather simple alphabet Sampler by Marie-Francoise, thou it is huge. It measures 600x600 stitches and I am going to stitch it.
The only fabric that I have available for a project of that size is 26ct sand coloured evenweave. I tea -dyed the fabric and stained it afterwards with coffee to get some darker spots in there. It look really aged now. I will be stitching with scrap threads in very light colours such as ecru, off white, antique white. And I will be stitching in petite point.
This is going to be my biggest stitching challenge so far.
As you see, I have big goals with lots and lots of progress pictures to come.


Jan said...

Daniela, so glad you got your stitching mojo back, that is certainly lovely stitching. And your new project....? Recently sounds fascinating and I can't wait to see all of the wips!!! Yay!

Rowyn said...

Welcome back! Great to see you stitching and blogging again.

I can't wait to see your SAL as it progresses - it looks absolutely beautiful so far!

Suzanne said...

It's great to see you back on your blog. Your SAL looks great, I love the colours of the thread.