Monday, October 10, 2005

Craft School .... stitching on Aida

I don't usually use aida cloth. When I use aida, it is because the material has a lot of strenght & makes a great needlebook for my stitching bags. You know, toss in a needlebook with the 'to go' stuff. Sunday, I continued with some freebie patterns, Fall theme, to share at the Craft School -- Wednesday.
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This is such a cutie. 2-strands on small grey aida fabric. 20Wx26H - took me 1 hr & 20 min. Petite Acorn c.2001 Vicki Hastings of The Cross-Eyed Cricket, Inc. I don't know if it is on-line anywhere. For this freebie, you might have to ask at the LNS.
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Added the cat. I'm thrilled this came out so ... meow! It is done with 3 strands of floss (boo) on hmmm 14 ct aida? I chose simple dmc floss colors b/c it will be passed around a lot during the craft school. There is a border of BSing which I skipped. I think this is 32Wx40H. Fall c.2000 Sandra Sullivan of Homespun Eleganse, Ltd. This graph/picture is on-line. See previous posts for web link.
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Started this Bent Creek - Called "One Dozen" c.1996. Maybe at the LNS. This took 40 minutes to stitch. Hard to believe these take that long. I'll bet Becky & Carol are laughing their heads off -- those two stitch like Superman -- faster than the speed of light .... or some such thing. Today, I'm planning to finish up the Bent Creek & will visit Melody tomorrow to do whatever needs to be done in preparation for Craft School. (like cut floss, aida, etc)

4 comments:

Chelle said...

These are all so cute! I think the acorn is my favorite. Did you know that Cross-Eyed Cricket *finally* has a web site? Their free design is an acorn - very cute, but not as cute as the one you just finished! http://www.cecricket.com/index.htm

I'm jealous - I'd love to help out at the Craft School!

Jenna said...

Looking good Lelia! I think you're going to do really well at the craft school. I hope that you'll be able to encourage some new cross stitch fanatics! Just teach them to stitch SLOWLY, so we don't have more people to make us feel guilty. ;)

~Harsha~ said...

your acorn is VERY cute!!and you sound like you're enjoying the craft school! WTG!

AnneS said...

Your new little pieces are really cute. I have to admit, I prefer stitching on linens and evenweaves, but aida still has its place! I still use it where the entire fabric is covered in stitching ... just lately I'm considering trying to dye some myself, to make it a bit more 'interesting'... Glad to hear the craft school is going well :-)

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