Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Love" by Abby Rose Designs

Just wanted to share how I finished " Love " I turned this one into a small pillow.

 UPDATE A FINISH #2 for 2015. Very happy stitcher here!  :)



 I'm currently working on wip #3 by Abby Rose Designs Abby Rose Designs . I won 2 designs from her last year in June 2014. I started stitching the 1st design in Dec. 2014 and put it away to work on Christmas items. Her patterns can be found at numerous online sites such as www.123stitch.com. I've never worked with linen much less 28 count. So this is a nice challenge for me. I chose Charles Craft Irish Linen Tea-Dyed using DMC Threads.

The pattern is #1 is a series she designed. She used hand- dyed threads from Weeks Dye Works(WDW) and Gentle Arts (GA). Fabric : 30 count white linen Hand-dyed with coffee. On her blog she talks about how to dye your own fabric with coffee.

   I've put this design back into my rotation so it's worked on the 3rd week. I've got the hang of working on 28 count , 2 over 2 but have to use a magnifying glass so that I don't miss count. Here's my current setup


Since working on this a little at a time it has gone pretty fast as far as the stitching. The dimensions are 75h by 75w. Here's the current update as seen through my magnifier.


 Close up. trying to show 2 over 2.

This next one is without looking through the magnifier












Update on " Love " by Abby Rose Designs


I have a few more days of working on this on and hopefully a finish by the end of my rotation week. Happy Stitching ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations~