Thursday, 13 March 2014
Jo's March Ornament
As well as having my own blog and running this one, I also do the admin for The Scarlet Letter Years Blogs. This is a challenge set up to celebrate my friend Nicola's 50th Birthday in 2013. This week we had our first meet-up in London. You can read all about it here. It was a very long day for me, I left home at 7am and returned back just before 10pm. The upside to spending six hours on a train though is the amount of stitching done! I nearly completed the entire March design! I chose the Spring Witch by The Snowflower Diaries and finished her off yesterday:
I stitched her on a piece of random 28 count linen I had using the recommended DMC. The only change I made was to give the witch green eyes and I used satin stitch for the broom. I just love the effect I got using that stitch. There are three more seasonal witches and I will definitely stitch them all this year. Here is the full picture mounted:
This is not a scrapbook page, it's a page from a National Geographic calendar. Your local Waterstones may still have these for only £2.49 (they might be in the stockroom so you'll have to ask!). There are twelve different designs all of various landscapes and perfect for mounting stitching. I just cut a circle in the paper and mounted the fabric behind it with double-sided tape.