I’ve gone a bit gaga over cross-stitch at present… can blame the girls at Blackbird Design for providing a freebie chart awhile back which I finished for Mum and enjoyed so much I started again for me.
So have spent a couple of weeks finding freebie cross-stitch charts and stitch-alongs. Have started the Isabelle Haccourt Vautier Grand Marquoir – though it’s going to take me forever – I’ve stitched the H and crown in the bottom right hand corner of part one – but 3 parts have been published so far!
But, I’ve always loved the Quaker style cross-stitches, probably because the motifs are similar to motifs used in quilting, baskets, birds stars etc. So imagine how exciting it was to find that Needleprint are offering a chart for the Mary Wigham Sampler from the Ackworth School as part of a nine week stitch along!
Have ordered fabric and threads from Stitches and Spice, was hoping they’d arrived at work on Thursday so I could start over the weekend, but alas, no! Hopefully they’ll be there when I arrive on Tuesday. Am not using the DMC threads but ordered a selection of Gentle Art Sampler Threads from the Shaker Range based on the colours in the photograph. Probably completely different from the DMC shades, but not too fussed about it being exact!