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.

3 comments:

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.