WIP Friday

Wildflower Garden In Progress

After finishing sweaters for both kids I was feeling like doing something besides knitting for a little while. So I decided to take a look at some unfinished cross-stitch projects. I had given them up a while ago because I needed a better light and possibly a magnifier to finish them. About a year ago I got an OTT-LITE and I have reading glasses — not needed for reading but good for fine stitching — so I decided to pick one of the projects back up.

Wildflower Garden Close-up

This band sampler pattern is by The Drawn Thread and is called Wildflower Garden. I have three other garden patterns too — Alpine, Prairie, and Cloister. I stitched Woodland Walk for my sister-in-law years ago and really liked the style. Their patterns contain a lot of cross-stitch but also a number of other stitches like eyelets, smyrna crosses, and lazy daisies. It makes for a fun stitch, which is a good thing since it’s done over two threads on 32 count belfast linen. For a little perspective on what that means:

Wildflower Garden - Perspective

Small, huh?

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6 Responses to “WIP Friday”


  1. 1 melissa f. April 27, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    oh my tedious! but lovely. better you than me, i think.

  2. 2 Marie April 27, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    that’s amazing!

  3. 3 Anina April 27, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Oh my, I’d need a HUGE magnifying glass to make something that tiny! They are lovely though.

  4. 4 Alicia A. April 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    It’s looking so beautiful. and tiny! my eyes are tired just thinking about it… good luck!

  5. 5 amandajean April 28, 2007 at 8:58 am

    wow. that is minute. and it is going to be lovely. like melissa f. said, better you than me. 😉


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