Ok, so you know I said I was practicing my cross stitching ready to make that Emma Bridgewater pattern….
I finally bit the bullet, bought the threads (and some nice linen to sew it onto), and got on with it!
It started with something resembling Hieroglyphs….
Then once I started to add the other colours…
It started to come together!
A nice crown….
Come on! Now we’re cooking!
Next I added one lot of red..
Then the other red…
Lots of changing of colours, and stitches here and there. But it’s coming along!
Then I did the numbers, one colour….
Then the other…
Then onto the little crowns in blue….
Then in red…
All in all there were 5 smaller crowns, 2 blue and 3 red. The red crowns were more difficult in some ways, as although the blues are very close in colour/shade, the reds are even more difficult to tell apart!
Then all the main detail was finished! Woo!
Just a case of doing the border and assembling it into a cushion! You know….. I think I might actually make the deadline!
25.05.2012: Border is done!
update 05.06.2012: I finally assembled it into a cushion, and just in time for the Jubilee! Hurrah!