Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
This was such a fun design to work on...and I LOVE working with this particular publication - Ruth had asked I use hand-dyed threads and two different colors of 28-count evenweave fabric (one for each ornament) - so I used Weeks Dye Works cotton floss and Zweigart Cashel in Summer Khaki and Antique Ivory...but the charts include a DMC color conversion and the designs would look lovely on a hand-dyed linen.
A here's little tidbit that will shock many of you...I personally stitched the designs, but the magazine finished them into the ornaments. We all know that I adore the finishing process and I thoroughly enjoy putting things together...but the magazine had an idea in mind and wanted to do the finishing, so this control freak designer had give the reigns to someone else for a change...and I am very happy with simplistic/folky finishing I see in the photo!
|Image from The World of Cross Stitching Magazine (WOXS 216)|
Those who subscribe to this magazine are currently receiving their issues...for those looking for it on newsstands - it is The World Of Cross Stitching (WOXS 216) on sale today (April 24, 2014) in the UK...those in the United States will need to be patient, as it usually takes a month or two for this magazine to arrive at shops and booksellers...