Over the past several weeks I have been experiencing the urge to cross-stitch again. This past weekend, I finally acted on it. Of course I did not choose the logical route and pick back up some of my multitude of Works in Progress — oh now– that’s too boring.
Instead, I decided to go to Barnes & Noble, browse their cross-stitch magazines, and see if anything appealed to me. Leave it up to my favorite stitching magazine, Cross Stitch Gold, to delight. It was the first magazine I picked up and lo and behold, what was on the cover? A geisha!
In case you didn’t know, I love geishas. This design is called Dance of the Butterflies and is created by Lesley Teare. The stitch count is 140w x 166h and the finished design size will be 10 x 12 inches. I was originally going for something smaller, but I could not pass this up. Too much geisha love in my heart.
So.. after working it over the weekend, here is my 1st progress picture.
Instead of black fabric, I elected to do mine on Tea colored fabric. I am not a fan of stitching on black and I wanted something other than white. The Monaco is one of my 2nd-favorite fabric to stitch on (Lugana is first choice) , but it was all Hobby Lobby had in stock.
I’ll try to remember to post another update in a month. The plan is to work on this only for awhile, at least until I feel I am back in the swing of it. Of course, I’ll have to fit it in between my genealogy time, but this is such a great pasttime when watching television. Show of choice this weekend was the BBC Poirot series. I am a fan of the Hercule Poirot stories and have never seen them. Season 1 is free on-demand for Amazon Prime members and I took full advantage of that!