Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fraktur Couple Cross Stitch

I finally finished my newest piece, messed up and all;)
I am not sure if the date is off, or if it is from the bad angle, so need to count that out.
In the original, the lady is a bit higher, I missed a few stitches. So, her hand should be above the flower, not on it.



The backing is way too white for me, so I aged it with walnut spray. I need to decide how to frame it or something I can make it into. I also need to remember to press out the seam, before I age it;) I did want more of a spotted look, so I will spritz it and iron it out with a towel, that should do the trick.

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! I love the effect of the walnut ink.

Dorothy said...

It is looking great.The walnut spray makes such a wonderful difference to it. I don't think the walnut spray is available in AUS.I would like to get this effect on my xstitches so I will try a spare piece of linen first before I spray mine with Parisian Browning Essence which I know works on cotton.

moosecraft said...

Looks great, Debbie! I like it better aged too. I'm thinking this piece is calling for a frame and a nice place on a wall...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
The walnut spray makes a world of difference! Very sweet. I agree that it will make a wonderful framed piece.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Lori said...

A great piece Debbie! A lot of stitching. I love it aged too.

Deb said...

It looks wonderful. Wouldn't know that there were any mistakes in it at all! I think that walnut spray did the trick!

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Love it, Deb! It's perfect just the way it is, mistakes and all. And that walnut ink stain really makes a difference, doesn't it?

Teresa

primitivebettys said...

It looks great, Debbie. The flower with her hand on it is larger too... she must have given it special attention & care to make it grow so well. Wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm the same...if something is too white it must be aged to provide warmth.