Monday, 14 May 2012

The Raven

I started a new cross stitch project!  I had the pattern plus materials for a while now, and decided I felt like starting it. 

The chart is called "The Raven" by La D Da.  I Love crows and ravens, and this particular chart has a phrase from my favorite poem, Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven!
I am stitching this on 28 count Linen in "Desert Sand" color.  I am using 2 strands DMC floss over 2.  I have been working on it for a couple of days.  Here is what I have done so far:

It's not much so far...I am still quite slow, but I just love cross stitching, so I am still enjoying the little bit that I can do!

Annie ^_^


  1. Cool project! Have you seen The Raven movie with John Cusack as Poe? I haven't yet but can't wait to!

    1. Hi Topcho! Yes I saw the movie! It was great! I luv John Cusack, he was a great Poe! <3

  2. Speed is never a factor in stitching don't worry about that.

    I love this piece, I just finished it a couple months ago and I do hope you enjoy it.

    It's looking great. :)

    1. Thanks Mel! I love the one you have finished! I saw it a few weeks back, and that's why I really wanted to start mine! The thread you used in the lettering is gorgeous! It came out beautifully! ^_^

  3. Nice stuff, interesting blog! Keep up the good work! I guess you'll like a suggestion of mine? Using sites like, cafepress. com, fiverr? They could be a good way to promote your works and to help "remove" stupidity in the streets like headlines on t-shirts, fridge-magnets, cups, etc: My Boyfriend kisses Better Than Yours, FBI - female body inspector, etc. Not everything we see and think of should be about sex, right? It would be much better if there were more nice pictures (even of mythical creatures), good thoughts, poems (from any genre are welcome I guess), etc? I'm allanbard there, I use some of my illustrations, thoughts, poems from my books (like: One can fight money only with money, Even in the hottest fire there's a bit of water, ALl the problems in the world lead to one - narrow-minded people, or
    Love and happiness will be around,
    as all the chains will disappear,
    and Mountaineers will climb their mount
    and there won't be any tear!
    etc). I bet such lines look and sound better than the usual we see every day? Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

  4. Hello

    I'm a slow stitcher too!
    Your stitching is looking lovely, the chart is great!