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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Just what I need...

I just came across this design that I must stitch!
( much from "stitching from stash and finishing only what I already have")  --I probably didn't REALLY mean I should do that.

This lady is called Banbury Cross and it's from X's and Oh's.

I've ordered the chart and am thinking about what would be the perfect fabric, because if I do it, shes going to have a bit more ethereal/lively colors and I won't be stitching the black background. Maybe her dress will be in light shades of lavender...

I'm betting my friend, Paula at The Crossed Wing will have a lovely fabric for me for her. I just LOVE the way she dyes her fabrics!

I'm thinking about some sort of a background that is "foresty" or "twilight like."

Do you have any ideas?


Annette-California said...

What a beautiful chart! I love the beginning process to start a new project deciding the colors and fabrics. Do you think it would be a good start to first pull some colors and threads that you want to use? Then choose the fabric? Sounds like the two colors you mentioned would be gorgeous. I'm not familiar with the who you said has the fabrics.
Happy Blessed Easter! love Annette

Vickie said...

So lovely! Where ever is she going to hang? ;) A Happy, Blessed Easter to you!

Marie-Christine said...

I don'nt know this chart but it looks beautiful and difficult!