Thursday, 27 August 2015

New Start ~ Harvest Delivery

For about a week now, I have been stitching a new project (I started on Wednesday, August 19th) .  It's called "Harvest Delivery" by Plum Tree Samplers. 

For the fabric, I chose a 32 count Jobelan in the color Sand-Castle.  The threads I am using are Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art.  The pattern suggested 1 strand over 2, but it looked too flat, so I re-did it using 2 strands over 2.  It looks a lot better now!

This is all I have done so far.  I really love the color nuances with the threads.  The colors are so  beautiful!  Very Autumn-y! ^_^


Sunday, 9 August 2015

Storykeep Masquerade ~ WIP

I haven't done much cross stitching since March of this year.  I have been painting instead... But the past 2 weeks I have started stitching again.  I have been working on "Storykeep Masquerade"  by Heaven and Earth Designs, artwork by Ching Chou Kuik.

I had started this piece in December 2013, so it has been a while since I stitched it.  I am stitching it on 25 count Evenweave with 2 strands over 1.  Here is my progress as of today:

However, I noticed a problem.  I am using a circular frame to hold the fabric taut while I stitch.  When I removed the frame to take this picture, I noticed two small circular stains on my stitching on the cat's face!  I then realized that it was the the little round metal bits on the frame that must have stained my work with what I'm thinking is rust!!! :(
Look at both photos below:

In the pic above I have written "HERE" with arrows pointing to both circular stains.

In the pic above, you can see the metal bits that I believe caused the stains.

Has this happened to anybody?  What should I do?!?!  Any suggestions?