Saturday, January 09, 2010

Happy Dance! - A is for Anchor

Design: A is for Anchor (from A*B*C) 
Designer: Prairie Schooler 
Threads: DMC as charted  
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream 
Stitches: Half cross stitch

I started this on the 28th of December, and finished it on the 5th of  January, as I wanted to stitch my New Year's Day pieces too. Again, this was mostly worked whilst listening to the coverage of the cricket in South Africa - cross stitch and cricket go very well together!

This is how it grew:


And this is how the first row completed looks:

Apologies for the dark pictures - we have grey skies because of all the snow we're getting.

I didn't make any changes to this. Although I may go back and work two of the letters in the compass rose in a different colour, as N and W are my initials :o)

D is for Drum is taking slightly longer to work, as I'm doing a bit of a re-design - the flag and shield motif are being changed to designs more appropriate for someone who is not American, and the eagle is changing species too!


KarenV said...

Wow! This is looking great! Congratulations on your progress.

Gabi said...

This looks fantastic. I get more and more tempted to start these too.

Irene said...

I love the way this is looking. I'm interested in seeing what you do for Drum.