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A Couple of Older Cross Stitch Projects and A New Start

Hello Blogging friends! When I finished stitching the Winter Snowfall project in February, I pulled out an older WIP.

Gossamer Princess start

I don’t remember when I started this project. It has to be 5-8 years ago. The pattern is Gossamer Princess Storykeep from Heaven and Earth Designs. This was a project I started for my husband. He mentions it every now and then, reminding me that I haven’t finished it, LOL So I thought I would pull it out and work on it. This is as far as I had gotten on it before having to put it in time out again.

Gossamer Princess

This one is being stitched on 25ct Lugana in White over 1. I had made a mistake and found out how much of a pain it is to rip out on Lugana over 1. Ugh It is also hard to see the holes, so back into her bag and away she went. I hope to get it finished someday, but that time is not now. So I pulled out another WIP.

Moon Sweet Moon

This is what the finished piece will look like. This design, by Passione Ricamo, was a Mystery Stitch-A-Long back in 2017. I think a couple of sections had come out when someone stole her design from her computer. She then halted the SAL and released the entire design to each person that had paid for it. Before sending out the PDF’s, she watermarked each person’s copy with their name and address. This is how it looked when I started the SAL.

Moon Sweet Moon start

And here is how she looked when I picked her up in early March.


Moon Sweet Moon Progress

I didn’t get to stitch much on her this time, but this is where I left off on her.

This is a beautiful piece and I am hoping to finish her this year. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida, a one of a kind piece dyed for me by Fantasy Dyed Fabrics, specifically for this project. It looks all gray in the photo, but there are hints of purple throughout. So the reason I put her away is because I just had to make a new start. Mirabilia comes out with a new design every month on the 15th. On February 15, Blossom was released and as soon as I saw her, I fell in love. She represents Spring, new beginnings and hope. With all that I was going through in the last few months, she was so appropriate and I knew I had to have her. Here is the quote about her;

To blossom is to burst forth with beauty and energy. It is a flurry of new life and electric beginnings. It is also a small flower that appears in the spring. This design is inspired by the hope and joy blossoms bring.

Nora Corbett
Blossom by Mirabilia

As soon as I saw her, I went through my stash to find the perfect fabric. It was a little difficult, but I found 2 that I thought might work. A friend ordered her for me and when she informed me that she was on the way, I pulled all of the threads and did a floss toss.

floss toss for Blossom

The fabric I chose is 16ct Aida Busy Izzy from Fabrics By Stephanie.

All set to go. And she arrived and I was so excited to start her!

Blossom start

I haven’t made much progress on her, with 2 knitting projects going. Hopefully the next time I post about her I will have more progress.

So that is what I have been cross stitching on. What are you up to today?

15 thoughts on “A Couple of Older Cross Stitch Projects and A New Start

  1. Those are some beautiful projects!
    Love that fabric choice.
    I am still working on the With Thy Needle & Thread piece, and enjoying it.
    Marilyn

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    1. I too would struggle with 16ct if I didn’t have my special stitching glasses from my eye doctor. Basically they are a bifocal with a magnifier for my stitching distance at the bottom and my distance prescription at the top so that I can stitch and see tv. I can’t imagine being without them. Have you tried using magnifiers?
      I have not needle felted before. I have seen some amazing pieces at my local needlework shop though. It is a beautiful art.

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  2. I am in awe of your work it’s so gorgeous!! Blossom is going to be amazing when you’ve finished her.
    I have always used Aida before, but I’m going to dip my toe into even weave when I do my next full coverage piece. I’m also going to get away from white and black cloth to try something dyed just not sure yet. Do you have any suggestions of where to get the fabric??

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    1. Thank you, bkgriffinsnest. I haven’t had a lot of time to work on Blossom, but I can’t wait to work on more of those bright colors. I love Aida. I am a tight stitcher, so the Lugana’s and linens are not good for me. A lot of my fabrics are from Fabrics By Stephanie. I love her fabrics. She has all of the different counts and her colors are beautiful. Check her website out at http://www.stephsfabbys.com

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