Another kit bought from eBay, and another one which I substituted out the aida! I think evenweave or linen looks more attractive if there are large areas on show.
The message is appropriate, because our flat is tiny! My DBF wondered if I was going to change the message to read "stash" or "books" - both of which would have been equally valid - but I stitched it as charted!
The design was straightforward to stitch, despite some very close colours, as it was virtually all whole cross stitch, with a little back stitch outlining. There was a generous amount of thread included, so no problems there! I really like working with golds and yellows, I find them both soothing and cheering! There's a little more blue in this design than I would normally like, but it sets off the golds beautifully - the scan doesn't really capture the vibrancy of the piece.
The finished article will be framed and added to my "wall of bees".
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream
Threads: unknown stranded cottons
Designer: Joan Elliott
Kit Details: Our Home - 9757 - Design Works Crafts Inc
Stitch Count: 68H x 86V
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Back Stitch.
Threads Used: Unknown stranded cotton in 20 colours. Two strands used throughout for cross stitch, one and two used for back stitch.
Embellishments: Mill Hill beads
Modifications Made: Substituted beads for black French Knots. Substituted evenweave for aida supplied in kit.