Tuesday, January 12, 2010

stitching for the office

I decided that my office decor would be related to libraries, books, and reading. I've got 3 counted cross stitch pictures up in there now, (Frederick the Literate, and the Angel reading and one you'll learn about below.) I have a few more waiting to be stitched.

I'm doing this one next:
It's titled: Reading opens up my world and is a MarNic design. It's going to be something. I mean, it uses lots of speciality thread and floss and...well, let's just say that I just ordered all the speciality thread and fabric, which cost me over $50! YIKES! But, this uses special hand died floss, and some variegated floss, fuzzy floss and lots of metallic thread. Most of these types of thread I've not used before. It should prove interesting, but I think it will POP.

I still need to find/order the two charms (the moon and the teddy's teddy.) Which will also be something new for me, I've never attached charms to anything. I've used beads, but never charms. Something tells me that this project will be full of challenges and new experiences for me. I can't wait to get started. (I just need to finish the one I'm working on now...I'll talk about it later.)

The picture below is of a project I finished before Christmas. In fact, I finished it in less than a week. I had all the floss, and the fabric. I used an evenweave fabric and stitched it over two threads. The only thing I had to pay for was the framing, and it was 1/2 price, so I spent $15. It's up in the office and looks great!

I guess that more than makes up for what I'm spending on my dragon, doesn't it!

1 comment:

agent713 said...

Awesome! You make me want to get my cross stitching out!