Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A gift for a friend

I almost forgot to show you a Christmas gift I made for a friend of mine. It looks much bigger than it is. I stitched it one over one on 25 ct (I love 25 ct over one!) I think the frame is 4".

Its mounted on one of those painting canvases and placed on a tiny easel. (I stained the wood so it would match the brown on the roof top)

I think I found the design in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue. The only change was to outline the banner and bird--they just blended into the blue too much. Plus I didn't stitch my initials in the upper corner, I added another heart.


Vickie said...

I plan to stitch this one some time too. I love to stitch over one on 25ct too. Do you use one strand or two?

Annette-California said...

How beautiful! I have the linen for this and plan to stitch it too. I hope your friend loved it. Love the easel too. love Annette

Deborah Dick said...

It is lovely - good decision on the outlining. :-)

Chris said...

How lovely!

Mike Dinkel said...

This looks very nice! You did a great job.