little-b (buzzylittleb) wrote,
little-b
buzzylittleb

  • Mood:

Cross Stitch Post: Alphabet Bunny Sampler

During my spectacular eyeglasses trauma, I swore I would do something nice and fiddly once I was looking well. Fate was given a helping hand by bbd (the big bad daddy) accomplished with superglue, sellotape and stud adhesive. So, I gave up the waiting game and stitched this over one onto mysterious 25ct evenweave. For non-stitchers, this comes out at 3½ inches of tiny sampler.

Main alphabet in a mystery green silk from my thread-box, border and hearts in "yawning mountain" silk by hdf. Bunny in "betty bluebell" hand-dye cotton by Cresent Colors. It's my first thing in silk (except for the bunny) and it seems a lot softer but I don't seem to get that orgasmic thrill that I heard so much from the converted.

Pattern is "free-bee alphabet with hare" [sic] by La-D-Da.

The stitching experience was pretty fun and filled me with glee. By far the best cross-stitch alphabet I have ever encountered (and I have a thing for samplers) and it would be my number one choice if I ever needed to stitch something for somebody special. It's all very thought out and not slavishly symmetrical, which gives it heaps of character.

Cut text provided by Joe Dick, presenter of craft hour on the CBC Canadian Content Channel:


3 inches of lovely

I told you it was nice


I have a metric shed-load of semi-recent stitchery that hasn't been scanned for general consumption, so there might just be more of these posts forthcoming. I could also do with fishing out the camera for the completion of the traumatic biscornu - which I love beyond reason.
Tags: cross stitch, eye fail tower, sampler nerdery
Subscribe

  • er... hi?

    Hello. When my last computer blew up (or pretty close, the hard drive went kerrrrrrunnnnncccchhhh) and I spent a month waiting for my new one, I got…

  • (no subject)

    I've been 'writing' updates about small, cool things (and dosk's elaborate but awful jokes) but the only place I've been publishing them is in my…

  • (no subject)

    This is really, really scary writing this post. I'm having some issues. [explaining them contributes to the scary - there are other big things but I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments