This is a Final Fantasy VII pattern by Cloudsfactory, stitched with DMC threads on 14 count aida. I like Cloudsfactory designs for their simplicity, and have only put this down due to starting the piece below.
This is the piece that has been receiving all my attention of late, it’s The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery‘s, Story Time Sampler. I am super behind in terms of deadlines, as this is a stitch along with another small section being released every month, but when you stitch for only a couple of hours a week, what are you going to do? These borders are driving me crazy, they take so long, but I adore the finished product and just keep that in mind when I put the aida down to make my 5th cup of tea that day! (This is stitched on a piece of 16 count aida from Chromatic Alchemy)
If there’s one community that makes me feel welcome on both YouTube and Facebook, it’s cross stitchers (Known on YouTube collectively as Flosstube) I regularly watch videos and have picked up countless tips and added many patterns to my wishlists as a result of watching other stitchers’ progress on them. This year I wanted to challenge my crafty side and try stiching on a different fabric and try my hand at beadwork, thus, I joined a SAL (stitch a long) I post progress pictures on my Instagram page located here. The materials are motivation enough…
The rules of this stitch a long were that it must be a pattern by Mirabilia (or Mirabilia designer Nora Corbett) and you must start on January 1st 2015. I saw this as a great opportunity the try linen and beading. Here is New Year Fairy whom I have chosen to stitch.
I feel a little like I have jumped in at the deep end. However, very slowly but surely I am making progress.
I aim to keep updates posted here monthly, so that I can look back and remind myself of my progress when my eyes get tired from the fabric count and I’m a tangled mess of beads and thread. Are you trying anything new in 2015? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!