Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some 'secret' stitching.

I haven't managed to get any stitching done since my last post as I have been suffering from the most awful headaches (that should probably be singular because it feels like it's been one long continuous headache that hasn't gone away!) Needless to say, I haven't managed to get any stitching, designing, blog reading etc done. I find the new word verification hard enough as it is, but with a headache....forget it!!

Luckily for me, I do have some 'secret' stitching to show you. This was a design that I was asked to do for Craftseller magazine and of course I can't show you it, or even talk about it, until the magazine has been published.

I was asked to do a 'Home Sweet Home' sampler, and here it is.....

The strong bright reds in the lettering and the border,  are not the colours I would normally use and  in fact, I had designed it using lilac blues. The editor requested the colour change, which meant that the colour of the flowers had to change too. Part way through stitching it, I wasn't sure if the colours I had picked were going to work....not a good feeling!

This is the way it looked before the back stitching...

Thankfully, I stuck with it and once the back stitching was done it looked so much better!

Here's the stitching all framed and with the magazine.

I have another sweet project in next months Craftseller magazine, but until then I have to keep 'mum'!! lol

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...happy stitching!


Anonymous said...


So sorry to hear of your headaches.

You designed a very sweet piece there, it's really lovely.

Rita said...

Beautiful finish! I look forward to see the next one.

I hope your headaches go away.

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching :D

JenniferPennifer said...

Hi Rhona,

Just got my new issue of craft seller in the post the new design in there!

Think it could be a great gift idea for my Aunt.

Anyway i hope you're feeling better and the headache has been banished away! Looking forward to seeing more of your work xxx

Anonymous said...

I hope your headache leaves you soon. Wonderful stitching as always. I love the font. Take care, Ann

Anonymous said...

It's GREAT how you changed your wording of "tangled threads" to "...wonderful people left a comment" :-)))) It adds a great amount of love to it. Thanks ! Ann

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So sorry about your headaches; I hope you're better soon. Congrats on the magazine piece and on the one upcoming!

Anne said...

Rhona, I hope you are feeling better. Nothing worse than a headache to keep us away from our craft. Lovely stitching as usual! Love the frame too!

Helen said...

Sorry to hear you've been having bad headaches, I have chronic migraine so I know how it goes to not be able to get on with things because of it. Hope you are feeling a lot better now? Love the "home sweet home" design, that shows just how much the backstitching adds to it doesn't it? Have a great week!