Showing posts from August, 2020

Justice League Ready to Stitch

I picked up cross-stitching as a hobby to do while I watch TV and my first few pieces were gifts for my family members. I don't have pictures of all of them, but one of the earliest series I did was one featuring Justice League logos.  All of them were made on Ready-to-Stitch Frames that I found at Michael's. These are great. The aida cloth is already stretched over a frame and they are the perfect size for small pieces. They also cost around $13 for 3, so they are relatively inexpensive.     They are all based on free patterns I found on the internet and then adapted to suit the medium. I don't have links to them all anymore, but I will add them as I find them again.  Notes:  I made the Flash one first and it's hard to tell, but it is made with two alternating shades of red. I learned that stitching the entire background takes forever and that is why the Batman logo is on black aida cloth and the others do not have full backgrounds. One of the modifications I made was

I'm Back!

What a long, complicated summer this has been for me. I relaunched this blog, then got hit by a big whammy of "life stuff" and completely forgot about my fledgling little blog for months. Things have more or less settled down now and I can start updating again. First up: What am I reading? In anticipation of the newest Dresden Files book, Peace Talks , I did a speed re-read of all the books (minus the short stories). Most of these books I hadn't read in years and it has been an interesting journey heading back through them. One I'm working on putting into words. What am I stitching?  If anyone is on my other social media platforms ( Twitter , Instagram ), then you have been seeing some of what I've been sewing. I've begun building a page here with pictures of my cross-stitch pieces, and will be including some embroidery, too. I'm pretty new to embroidery so I don't have a lot of finished pieces, yet. And finally: What am I writing? My murder mystery n

Cinderella Cross-stitch

I've started a series of Cross-Stitch patterns based on Disney Princess Silhouettes. The patterns are not my own and can be found here . However, I am altering the colour schemes of the silhouettes to add a little bit of my own personality to them. My first one is Cinderella: This pattern caught my eye because I love the clock design and how it is more than a silhouette. It captures one of the key moments of the story: the moment before the clock strikes midnight. The original piece:      I chose to maintain the blue colour theme because of the original piece and to honour Cinderella's blue dress. As I complete each princess, I'll be adding a colour scheme that I feel reflects the piece. Pictures from my version:        Front                                                            Back I chose a navy blue for the main silhouette with differing shades of blue chosen for contrast. I made some counting mistakes as I worked on it, so you might notice that it's shaped a l