Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New cross stitch piece

I was at it again. I drew up a little design, which looked nice with pen and colored ink. I tried the program I am testing and some of the design scanned in as a blob and some of it, was too light. I have no idea what I am doing wrong, so I decided to go with graph paper. Of course, what I draw with lines does not look the same on graph, so I have a lot to learn about making my own designs, to get them to look right.

This is the end result. I tend to change things as I go, so a lot of it is freehand and then since I had no idea what size it was, I added a few things at the end. I wanted this to be put in a frame, but I think I will try again and this time, work out the pattern, before I start stitching. I made it into a pillow instead.

13 comments:

Joanne said...

Another great piece!

Berit said...

Fun! What fabby is it stitched on?

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh my, how sweet is that? Nice job Debbie!

WoolenSails said...

The piece is on 14 count aida. I age the piece when it is done to get the antique look.

Debbie

Christine said...

Oh I love that design! Are you just scanning them in or are you using a program to graph them?

~Christine~

Sew Many Ways... said...

This pillow sure doesn't look like you had trouble with anything. It's just perfect. What do you age it with? You must have a wonderful collection of work.
Take care,
~Karen~

Brenis said...

It's just wonderful Debbie!!

WoolenSails said...

I drew this one on paper, then added color to some items. Then I placed it behind the graph paper and tried to match up the shapes.

For antiquing, I use tsukineko walnut spray, watered down.

Debbie

Tanya said...

I love, love, love your new design! It is prim perfect and very sweet!

Great job!

Tanya~ new blogger
www.friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love your cross stitch pieces Debbie!
Imi

Carmen The Olde FarmHouse Road said...

Oh thanks so much Debbie for your kind b-day wish and for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I so much enjoy every one's kindess and company in blog land! LOL. Yes it is scary and so glad to chat with some one my own age and who understands.And omg, yes, having the peace about it is priceless! You are a blessing and thanks again hon. Blessings, Carmen

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You are simply amazing. I just don't know how you get so much done. The cross stitch is a beauty!

Carrie P. said...

It is a really great design.