Another Cross Stitched project complete! This, again, came from issue 256 of CrossStitcher Magazine, submitted and designed by Genevieve Brading of Floss and Mischief (I also love this Snout-esque Beetle available online).
Things are a bit up in the air at the moment at Marsh Towers (hence the need for stress-reducing stitching), but we shall have to wait and see what happens! There is also a busy time coming up, birthdays, anniversary……. It’s a stressful but hopefully enjoyable time! Anyhow, when stressed it is good to craft.
This project started life as these:
Then started looking a bit like a green demon:
Demon on a pogo stick?:
…anyhow…. I cracked on, stitching in various shades of blue, green, and grey, until….:
I love how the bright blue looks alongside the greens of the body. You can still see the little green demon right in the middle, I started from the centre and worked my way out.
But it’s looks like it’s missing a little something yes? Well, that’s because I left the final bit until last:
Anyone feel a sudden urge to quote Goldmember? “I love gooooooold!”. Except you can’t see it very well in this picture…. imagine those gold-y coloured bits are glitzy and golden.
Note: Gold or in fact any metallic thread is vile horrible stuff. I recommend using shorter than usual lengths, and being careful while pulling the threads through, so that you minimise snags and tangles.
I love him.
P.s. this is what usually happens whenever I am stitching at home.
Cat on lap.
A person may take this for affection. I however know that it is due to her love of thread. She will often take a sudden swipe at my thread as I am stitching, or try to eat it, rendering it wet and icky. Thanks love. Silly puss.