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Thursday, January 23, 2014

My first piece on black linen

The pattern is for free at Leisure Arts.  
The pattern was posted by Carol at Stitching Dreams.
The horse pulling the sled takes you
back to how winters used to be.
I quickly stitched this piece on 32 Count Black
Belfast linen.  .  The fabric on the back is the
fabric you see in the picture.  It is also black
and compliments this piece.  I found it really
hard to get a good picture.  I am going
out of my comfort zone and trying
different things with stitching.  For
years i have been stitching and there
is always something new to try.
I never made my own cording before but
I really like how it matches the finished 
pieces.

15 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Just beautiful! Great job on the cording!

Christine said...

That is beautiful!

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Well done, we all know stitching on a very dark fabric can be really frustrating! :)

chickenchupacabra said...

I'm stitching just the horse & sleigh part of that design right now - I've probably stitched it 4 or 5x by now w/ different variations - it's 1 of my favorite freebies ever! Brave, brave for doing it on black, especially such a high count!!! Looks gorgeous!

Vickie said...

Looks great! A fine job on finishing too. =)

Pam in IL said...

Lovely finish! I love making cord to match my stitching.

Brigitte said...

Looks really beautiful. I have downloaded the pattern as well and will stitch it this year.

Andrea said...

A beautiful piece. I always try and make my own cording now.

Anne said...

It's so beautifully finished Cindy! I love the black and white contrast!! I still have to try stitching this lovely design!!

Marie said...

Not sure how one "quickly stitches" on black. Yikes! You did a great job, and the cording is perfect.

Thank you so much for the link, I love the pattern.


Angela P said...

Lovely finish :)

Chris said...

What a gorgeous finish Cindy!!

Carol said...

Oh, that turned out great, Cindy--I so love how things stitched on black just seem to pop!

Glad you're enjoying making your own cording now--it really adds so much to a finish when you match the cording to the colors in a design :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great job and beautifully finished!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!