Posts Tagged ‘decor’

Maybe It’s You

Posted: January 22, 2018 by zenstitcher in Chart, For Sale, Funny
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Cross stitch pattern for hand embroidery

I hardly even need to tell the story on this one, do I. People are hard. Working with people is even harder. Sometimes, you just have to say it. Other times, you just wish you did.

Maybe It’s You is 64 stitches wide by 61 high. It’s a very clear, simple message, so it’s set against the bias, or on the diagonal, for added punch. It can be stitched using any combination of fabric and flosses, but I suspect the more contrast you have for this project, the better you’ll like the result.

This could also be a prime candidate for a t-shirt and some waste canvas!

P.S. Making text on a diagonal is TOUGH. 🙂

You can click on the image to take you to the place where you can grab a PDF copy of this chart for your own, or you can use this one: http://metaphorpublications.com/wp/gcxsd-introducing-grimalkin-crossing-cross-stitch-designs/gcxsd-maybe-its-you/.

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NamastĂ©, from Ink Circles

Posted: July 25, 2016 by zenstitcher in Finished Stitches
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I guess it has to be okay, these circles and cycles that life is. We start things, leave them, pick them up again later – everything from projects to friendships – and it’s all the same when we return, but it’s all different, too.

Here, without further ado, is my finish of Namasté.

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The design is from Tracy Horner at Ink Circles, though I confess to the redesign of the third/solar plexus/yellow one. I needed a fire (upward pointing) triangle in that spot, rather than the water (downward-pointing) triangle she’d used. Fortunately, her charts are so expertly done that making that change was just a matter of stitching that part of the chart upside down.

Aren’t those colors exquisite?

For those of you who are interested in spiritual things, if you’re wondering whether prolonged work with each of those colorful mandalas had effects on me/my life as I stitched them, the answer is an unequivocal YES.

I wholeheartedly recommend the chart, though. And I’ll probably stitch these again individually, just cuz they’re pretty, too.

I opted to finish them in plastic mini-embroidery hoops, which came in dusty pink and baby blue. Out came the trusty spray paint! I spent a bit of an afternoon coating them and recoating them until they were all uniform, shiny black. Then, I deployed them, thus:

 

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I think I rather like it.