I have a couple of things to share this week. First, I finished stitching my original Alice in Wonderland cross-stitch pattern, which I am calling “The Raven and the Writing Desk.”
I finished it in the hoop for a nice, simple finish. I’m really happy with how it turned out even though I agonizing over the elements in this design. I lost track of how many times I reworked that teacup. Finally, I got to a point where I knew I would just mess it up if I continued to tinker with it, so I had to let it go and declare it finished.
I am already working on another “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired cross-stitch design. I may share some rough sketches and work-in-progress next week.
In other news, I am plugging away at “Anhinga Blues.” Although I didn’t get a whole lot done this past week, I did finish doing the long stitches for the grasses and I completed the remaining two sandpipers on the right. Here is where it currently stands:
I’m just so glad I’m making some progress on this. It has been on my UFO pile for too long. I would love to see it finished.
Thanks for reading!
Congrats on the Raven completion. It must be fun to accomplish your first design!! Nice! Love the Anhinga!
Thank you! Yes, it has been fun to finish my first “real” design. It was like trying to solve a difficult puzzle. :)
That raven is perfect!
Thanks! Oddly enough, the raven was one of the easier bits for me to get right. :)
I love your Raven and the Writing Desk :) very lovely design
Thank you! I appreciate your comments so much. :)
Beautiful stitchings! The hoop is a nice frame for the Alice stitching. You are making great progress on “Anhinga Blues”. Great job!
Thank you! :)