How is everyone today? Great, I hope! Are you enjoying my Spring-time Eggstravaganza? I hope so, because I have more fun for you! Today, I am sharing the cross stitch design you see above. And you see how it is cutely framed ... sort of like an ornament? Well, tomorrow I am going to show you my method for framing finished needlework of any sort into wooden hoops.
But first, before I show you that, you need to have something to frame, right? Well, HERE it is.
And, just to keep you on your toes, this chart contains 3/4 cross stitches. A lot of them, because I know you like a challenge, right? Okay, so 3/4 cross stitches are not really any more challenging than a full cross stitch, but it does make you have to pay attention to your chart a little more.
If you are not familiar with a 3/4 cross stitch, it is a way to give cross stitching a more rounded, I would even say smoother, appearance.
Here is what you do: You simply take your needle up through whatever corner is indicated on your chart, and bring your needle down the center of your aida or linen square. That is a 1/4 stitch. Now, you simply finish the stitch the way you normally would. Make sense? If not, here is a great little diagram.
Hugs, Sara :)
P.S. Did you notice my new web address? I am a dot com now. The blogspot address will still work, but just in case you type my address in manually you can now save your fingers the effort of typing those few extra letters (LOL).