Saturday, February 14, 2015
2015, cross stitch with wool on canvas - 59cm w x 42cm h (23.2" x 16.5")
So *this* is what I have been doing with all my spare time since being made redundant!! It took me approximately 100 hours to complete, and is now with my framer to be finished off ;)
I feel I am on the verge of a fantastic job ... I can feel it in my bones! In the meantime, I'm enjoying having time to create, create, create! It's pretty hot here at the moment (today is around the 40 deg C mark - 104 F), so I can handweave in the morning upstairs before it gets too hot, then move to air conditioned downstairs to stitch after that!
Here's what I'm working on now:
I'm revisiting the Moon Phases design, this time stitching it in an A4 size so it can be sold as a ready-to-hang piece. I may do a few in different background colours, depending on feedback. This is still my favourite, though it was the first cross stitch I ever designed back in 2000!!
Oh, and I have green hair now ... though no picture I take can convey it's green-ness!! It's actually bright grass-green, Manic Panic's 'Green Envy'.