I am happy to announce the Grand Opening of My Needlework Gallery.
My first submission for my Needlework Gallery page is my cross-stitch of Paula Vaughan’s ‘Something Old, Something New’. This was my second Paula Vaughan creation. The nostalgic feel of this picture, which is typical of Ms. Vaughan’s style, is what first attracted me to her work.
Although the chart called for a 14 ct (count) aida, I opted for a 28 ct cream linen fabric to give finished project an ‘heirloom’ look. My choice of floss was DMC and this project called for at least 30 colours and assorted shades. This was the first time I’d used a varying number of floss strands in the needle to give the design depth. The foreground was stitched using two strands of floss while the house in the window frame in the background was stitched using one strand. This technique gives the project texture and a sense of perspective.
‘Something Old’ was one of my quicker stitching jobs. Despite all the unpicking I had to do (Never stitch when you’re tired. Seriously…don’t), it only took me six months to complete.
‘Something Old’ is currently hanging in my living room. However my oldest daughter, Lil Diva, has assured me that one day it will have pride of place in her own home.
At least I took a picture this time.