Well three weeks have passed since I last showed you my project for the stitch-a-long, three weeks have flown by!! I’m making a cross-stitch block for a quilt which Kate Chiconi is making to be auctioned to raise money for ovarian cancer. Stitchers from all over the world have been making and sending her blocks of envelopes and postcards as the title of this years quilt is Signed, Tealed & Delivered. Teal is the ‘colour’ for ovarian cancer.
Three weeks ago it looked like this…I’ve actually managed to get a fair bit done, I’m stitching the lettering first and then catching up with the ring. I found it was too easy to miscount doing the circle first, even with the letters I have to concentrate as obviously with it being circular, every letter is different. It’s all stitched with DMC4030 which is a lovely variegated thread in teal, blue and green. The letters are stitched with one thread of 4030 and one thread of a plain teal which just darkens it slightly.
I was very relieved that the left side of lettering matched up perfectly with the cross-line, it would have been awful to find I was one stitch out! I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out, hopefully it will be finished by the New Year, then Kate can crack on with putting the quilt together.
There’s quite a few of us taking part in the stitch-a-long now, all stitching our own choice of project at our own speed, why now follow the links and see what everyone else has been stitching.
By the way, I had my second craft fair today at Grassington (it’s a two weekend event) and it went much better, I sold some of the bigger items as well as the little decorations, so it was definitely worth my while. The problem is, you just can’t tell what will sell and what won’t 🙂