I am slowly starting to finish the Christmas embroideries. This beautiful card with a snowman was made from the Orchid kit, and it came out adorable! The kit included 14 count Aida, a needle, presorted DMC threads, a pattern, instructions and the card itself.
Almost done. Only some xx and backstitch left.
My first Giveaway ever! There is a lot of time until Christmas, so if you are Lorna, or if you know someone who has the name Lorna, please, write to me, and I’ll send you this handmade cross-stitched card for free. The card stitched by Lucie Heaton cross stitch pattern you can find in her Etsy shop in the Furry Tales section: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lucieheaton
Cookie Bear is almost ready to changes into the postcard. Backstitch made my day!
One more cross stitch card from The World of Cross Stitching magazine 🙂
The first stitching for a postcard is ready. I know that a lot of stitchers hate doing backstitch. I don’t understand why. All you need for correct backstitching is to tense the material you are stitching on tight and to count crosses you’ve done. Compare, please, two bunnies: the first one is before backstitching and the second one is after doing it. Backstitching always brings your work up to life!
What I don’t like doing in cross-stitch are French knots. They never come out beautifully. Maybe it’s my problem because I’m a perfectionist.
This how my working place looks right now. Lilies of the Valley are in bloom in my small garden and I remembered that a few years ago I had already cross stitched a card with these flowers.