Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Well this map has been on this frame for years, more years than I care to admit. I bought this map as a kit in 1990, but I didn't start it straight away. Then when I came to stitch it, I found the fabric too big to handle, so I bought a large (huge) floor-standing frame. The map is of The Three Ridings of Yorkshire. I started with East Yorkshire, and this took me 2 weeks to stitch, then the rest took many years, and since finishing it more that 3 years ago, it has remained on this frame. I've finally taken it off, and it needs a good wash, and then I need to get it framed, I expect it to be expensive!
Now to this, this had got too big to use a 17" x 17" clip frame, and I want to get more beads on it, which I could not do using the clip frame, so here we are. Some of you may recognise it as Mystery IX. I was up to Part 9 when I decided I couldn't handle it any more. I've been working on it today, and I'm pleased with my progress. Although this pic just shows where I was at when I put it on the frame. To give you an idea of size, the frame is 40", and the stitching measures just over 12" square.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Anyway this is the reverse.
And this is the photo with the extras, another difficult decision.
I sent my exchange to Tessa of Ladybird Lane. The exchange was an ABC exchange, we had to stitch something with the full alphabet, and this design is by Mary Scott (Millpond Designs). I stitched it on 32 count hand dyed fabric by Polstitches. I now need to make decisions and plans for my next exchange.