Sep 22, 2013

Just Cross Stitch Halloween & Jack-A-Rachnid

Be sure to get your copy of JCS Halloween Collector's Edition! 

Within those colorful pages, you will find my design:

"Jack-A-Rachnid"
What a face!


 And here is a little teaser for the Christmas issue: 

Sep 2, 2013

Arc of White, Myrtle and Rose, Peek-A-Boo

Please see the full designs and all the details of each  on my main site on the post: St Charles-trade-show-three-new-releases

Myrtle and Rose



Arc of White

Emily Dickinson's poem inspired this design!


Model is worked on 40ct Zweigart "Midnight Fantasy" using Gentle Art Cotton; xref in Dinky Dyes silk.  The 8x6 mm spider body is a Mill Hill oval, Olivine Luster Glass Treasure. 



Highlight of "Arc of White"  is the dainty, beaded spider, a true arachnid work of art


The embroidered charm is enhanced with a number of specialty stitches: eyelet, 4-sided, Smyrna cross.  This is not suitable to be stitched over 1 thread of fabric.


Myrtle and Rose is worked on Weeks Dye Works 35ct Havana linen with Gloriana silk; Dinky-Dyes silk pack available.  
This design is filled with detail and the delicate, soft colors of a late fall morning. This piece is destined to become a true heirloom. 


This lemon and citrus leaves motif is created by a combination of simple satin and eyelet stitches



 Peek-A-Boo

 

A magical "Boo" rises in smoky vapors from the glowing innards of a fat Jack-o-Lantern, as two youngsters peer inside, awed by whatever surprise might be lurking there.  A magical "Boo" rises in smoky vapors from the glowing innards of a fat Jack-o-Lantern, as two youngsters peer inside, awed by whatever surprise might be lurking there