Saturday, January 21

Good times for a change

For the past couple of days I've been working (quite fanatically I must add) on this cross stitch piece. There was a reason why I started it and a reason why I chose this particular quote (from a song by the Smiths, only this particular line was appropriate the rest of the song -however lovely- not so much...). I will fill you in on the details in a couple of days time...  read more here.

The lettering was stitched with a lovely teal coloured floss that came from my untidy box with bargain Anchor flosses I bought on Ebay. For the birds and the line above the text I used DMC flosses, one is regular 6 stranded floss and the other is either a DMC colour variation or DMC variegated floss (I always forget which is which). I wanted to add something to the lettering that was traditional and chose the Danish Birds from a vintage cross stitch book. I didn't stick to the original red/blue colour scheme (the teal lettering was already stitched) and added a orange (with a lot of red) which I think works really well. Clearly it's not finished yet and because of some miscalculations regarding the size of Aida I needed I have lots of extra space to add stuff!


  1. I really like the colours that you have chosen and it is a lovely positive sentiment being expressed.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  2. I like the spacing and the space. And the colours.

    And the message. ;-)

  3. gorgeous stitching :D It will be great to see it finished. Such a lovely sentiment.

  4. So sorry to hear that you're leaving FS, but hope hope hope that it's because &Stitches and other adventures are just too awesome to be able to do them all!

    And, of course, beautiful stitching -- I have a special place in my heart for embroidered song lyrics, especially ones so moving and from such great songs! :)

  5. Nice theme, nice colors, so glad to find your blog! I'm slowly getting back to embroidery/cross-stitch and sewing for that matter. Look forward to visiting more.

  6. I'll follow you where ever you go! You'll be missed on FS, though. This cross stitch is making me want to finally try cross stitch. Damn.

    1. you must definitely try cross stitch! Trust me, you'll love it. I do both embroidery and cross stitch now and it's so very different. When I don't feel like doing embroidery I pick up a cross stitch project. :)


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