Crafting the Winter Away :)

As spring and wedding season gets closer I’ve been madly crafting to finish up projects I wanted to get done this winter. The small easy ones are all done so now it’s on my hardest project ever!

When I was on the Vineyard for Mike & Becca’s wedding last fall I picked up this canvas for a tooth fairy box. No teeth are yet available so for now I used our rings to model the concept πŸ™‚ I love how colorful and cute it is!

Each side is different and it was the first time I really played around with unusual stitches – a fun experiment that adds a lot of texture to the finished piece!

This was a tiny little ornament I finished over Christmas and just got back from the needlepoint store πŸ™‚

And this is the whopper I mentioned. In 2004 I sent a photo off to be made into a counted cross stitch chart. The chart I got back looked like Mt. Everest – thousands of little symbols with infinite detail! I did a bit but then put it away…..and didn’t do it…..and it sat…..and I thought “too hard!” This winter I was determined to at least put a dent in it so bit by bit I’ve been gridding off the squares and pushing forward!

For those of you who are familiar with counted cross stitch you’ll appreciate this picture – usually you can sew a few lines at once without looking at the chart but with the intricacy of this piece where you see the grid lines is all one color so I have to look at the chart with every single stitch….very slow going.
But I’ll keep at it πŸ™‚

The result of hard work is beautiful variety in the color of the waves

Wish me luck!
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