Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Perpetual Calendar Part 1 - Tuesday

I've completed the first part of the perpetual calendar - only another 47 to go!

This is the Samsarah image of what there stitched version looks like.

I like this pattern because they give you lots of alternatives for the over dyed threads to use.  The idea is that you can use up stash rather than having to go out and buy all new.  I didn't have any of the specialty threads listed but I did have quite a lot of DMC and Anchor variegated threads.  The chart also specifies which DMC colours can be substituted so I used those to try and choose which of my variegated threads to use.  I'm not 100% happy with this as I think the word "Tuesday" doesn't really stand out very well but I tried going round it in black back stitch but it looked ridiculous.

If anyone's got any suggestions on what I can do to try and make the letters stand out better I'd love to hear them.

So here's my version - I don't think my white is as white is the original and my background is probably too dark.

Keep stitching and smiling.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Still here

I've not posted on here for a while and just wanted to let you know that I am still stitching and will hopefully be back to blogging soon.  So much going on at the minute with moving house and getting renovations organised etc that something had to give and unfortunately it was the blog.

Also been stitching on my secret project which I obviously can't post pictures of so haven't had anything to update.

I've started stitching the Perpetual Calendar by Samsarah Designs and will hopefully have the first bit finished in the not too distant future.  The lovely Dawn at Crafty Kitten has been getting the charts for me and I am sure she can for you if you're interested in stitching this lovely design.

Thanks for sticking with me.

Keep stitching and smiling x