Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cross Stitch Rose

I took my own advice from yesterday and looked on the internet until I found a small cross-stitch design.....I printed it out larger and used that printout as a pattern.  This one uses 3 pinks, 2 greens, and a brown, again done on 14-count perforated paper in ecru.

Cross Stitch Rose

supplies: rose and Green Leaf card, rose x-stitch pattern, ecru perforated paper, embroidery floss, sentiment from Jane's Doodles Mom's Flowers ( retired), Spellbinder's Oval and Circle dies, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die

Again, I have an aching back from leaning over the pattern while I was stitching, so I decided to make this into a Mother's Day card for my 93-year old Mom.  She loved cross-stitching in her younger days, and she'll appreciate the work that went into this.  This little Jane's Doodles sentiment is the perfect size for this card!  I inked the circle along the edges in a green that helps it to stand out a bit better.

I need to get myself some nesting oval dies......can anyone recommend a set?  Having stitching on them would be a plus for me.  And I guess while we're at it, how about a nesting scalloped oval set that will work with the plain oval set?  If I continue with this cross-stitching, a pretty oval frame that can be done in different sizes would set them off nicely.

7 comments:

  1. This card is gorgeous Lin, love the cross stitch, so pretty.

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  2. so pretty and worth the work involved.

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  3. Beautiful, Lin. Anyone would appreciate the work you've put into this, but especially a mother would. As far as nesting ovals, I use the MFT Die-Namics most of the time but Cheery Lynn also makes the ovals with matching scalloped frames I think.

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  4. So pretty Lin. I love these colors. I have and love the MFT stitched ovals - but I don't know if there are scalloped ovals in the line that line up. Pretty pink posh might be a place to look too.

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  5. Love the card. My daughter (watching Jennifer McGuire) got me into cross stitching on cards lately. Have never seen the rose pattern. Love the card.

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  6. Gorgeous card, love your cross stitching.

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