Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'VE GOT THE BUG
I've got the bug.... The stitching (x-stitching ) bug.
After much encouragement from Debra (threadgatherer) and Kaaren (thepaintedquilt) Why not give my hand a try.
Brenda from our quilt guild had an open house last year to celebrate their new home. It is just beautiful. I should have taken a picture of it. Two storey Saltbox, brick Very stately and grandure. Well I remember seeing many framed x-stitch in her home.
A light bulb went off. Must call Brenda. So today I visited. Oh how lovely. Just how I remembered it. I did take my camera this time but only took some of her framed works of art. Some more, and more,more,more,Well are these the most beautiful works of art? There were many more that graced her walls. The next time I visit I will share more of her beautiful home.
Well Brenda brought out her vast collection of patterns and I chose this one.
Brenda said that I should not have any problem, just count ....
Yesterday I picked up 18 count white aida cloth 15x18 and tea dyed it. It shrunk to 17x14.
The pattern finished measures 8x8 so I have plenty of fabric.
Well we will see. So off to Michaels to pick up my dmc thread in the colours suggested in the pattern.
It is getting late, so maybe first thing tomorrow I will start. Or maybe not. We will see.
Like I said I've got the bug.... Wish me luck. I will keep you posted on my stitching journey.