I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Hey Blog Buddies,

As if I don't have enough WIPs going on,
I made another start today:

This is CT13 by Alessandra Adelaide.
"Say what?" you may be thinking.
Alessandra Adelaide is a European designer.
Italian, I believe, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Her stuff is available at the big Internet needlework shops,
and also at my LNS.
Some of you may have seen her work,
but I haven't noticed it being done
on any of the blogs I follow.
A lot of her patterns are swirly.

This is what it will look like finished....

... some day.

Yeah, don't let the close-up fool you.
The stitch count is 168 x 207!!

I'm using Gloriana Silks "Poinsettia"
on a very pretty 32-count white opalescent linen
which doesn't show up here at all.
(Weather here is overcast, of course.)
The width of the linen is 17 inches.
As you can see, it just barely fit
onto the widest of my scroll bars.

I like so many of her designs
it was hard to choose which one to stitch.
Many of them are quite large,
like this one,
so this might be the only one I tackle.

If you want to see more of her stuff,
her blog is here.
She does some cute
minimalist animals, too.

That's about it for today.
Hope everyone had a groovy weekend
Thanks for stopping by!


Lelia said...

Very Swirlie - enjoy the new project

CalamityJr said...

Big project - just gives you a reason to keep Christmas going all year long!

Patty C. said...

This will be gorgeous !!!