Two new patterns are up for sale in my shop, as a two-pack, since I think they go together. They're two older blackwork/back stitch pieces I did a while back (pictured here).
If you’ve never done blackwork and it sounds intimidating, don't worry! It’s super easy (really just back stitch). Here’s what one of my customers says about it:
went to Meredith with a half-baked idea that I wanted a cross stitch pattern for Little House on the Prairie, and in no time at all, she had
whipped up a beautiful pattern. I started stitching it immediately, and
it was such fun! The piece progressed quickly and easily. As soon as
it was complete, I sent the finished picture to Meredith. I was in
utter shock when she referred to it as blackwork! I had completed my
first blackwork piece and didn’t even know it. I had always admired
blackwork but was too intimidated to try it on my own. I had done a
fair amount of cross stitch as a kid, but hadn’t touched it since I was
16. At 33, I picked it back up again, and it was only about a month
later that I stitched Little House. Seriously, if I can do it, anyone
Today I'm working on a pattern using a quote from Socrates. It's almost done, but designing the border has been slightly annoying. Hence, I am taking a break to write this entry.
My dad's in town so everything's been kind of busy and topsy turvy, with less crafting time than usual. I'm hoping to start this new piece tonight, but you know what they say about the best laid plans...