Thursday, January 30, 2014

Crazy January start #24

Day #24 of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge is Best of Friends, a cross stitch kit from China.  It is called "accurate cross stitch" where each square of the Aida is printed with the symbol from the chart.  I stitched 3 strands of light brown starting in the lower left corner.  It is so easy to follow the symbols.  I love it!  This is based on a painting by Emile Vernon.
Best of Friends
Best of Friends
After you finish stitching the entire design, you soak the fabric in water and all the printed ink will disappear.

It comes with presorted floss and a color chart with DMC numbers also.  The entire kit was only $19 with free shipping.  This will be 25" x 20" on 11 ct Aida.

Another cute design with little girls from my WIPocalypse list is Ring Around the Rosie, a Hummel picture.  I started this last January and never touched it again after the first day.  Today I stitched the dark gray in the little girl's dress.  This will be 14" x 14" on 14 ct Aida.
Ring Around the Rosie update #1
I'm stitching both of these pictures for my mom.  She has a huge doll collection and these designs would fit right in at her house!  See a few photos HERE.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Your mom's doll collection is absolutely amazing Debbie. I wish I would have kept my 2 dolls when I was young.

Love your new start. That kit is different, but looks like fun. Another great companion piece.

Linda

Katie said...

Wow I've never saw a piece like that. Very interesting. It's not distracting? Another great set. I know your mom will love them.

Mii Stitch said...

Great projects!!! The first one is definitely different :)

Vicky L said...

Wow! I am impressed with your Mom's doll collection! Your stitching looks great! I had seen those kits once or twice be other stitchers but never in person. I would love to try that some day.

sharine said...

They are beautiful patterns:)

Emma/Itzy said...

More great choices, and you are almost there now :D

I've never seen a kit like that before, I will look forward to seeing that one grow, I bet its great for some lazy stitching while watching tv so you don't have to concentrate too much! x

Susie said...

Interesting that coloured one. Love them all but not sure I could do the coloured one. Looks complicated.

Christiane Garcia said...

Your mother has an amazing collection! I'm sure she'll love these stitching!
It's really lovely! <3

featherstitches said...

The fabric for the 'accurate cross stitch' is quite trippy! Hope you enjoy stitching it, it sounds like an interesting method. :)

Lesleyanne said...

I have never seen a chart like that before. Look forward to seeing your progress. Great progress on Rosie.

Christine said...

Great starts, I've never seen a kit like that before

Annie said...

I love both your new starts! Your mom is going to be thrilled. How sweet of you to stitch them for her!

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous stitching :-D I love Hummel designs.