Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Quilter Cross Stitch

August has flown by. I think because I spent a greater portion of it digging around in a blueberry patch! I lost count of how many I collected, but it must have been upwards of around 50 liters. A new record! The freezer is bulging of berries.

The picking stole time from everything else, pretty much, but now the berry's days are passing, so it's time to get back to stitching and other fun things. I started The Quilter Cross Stitch maybe in February or maybe it was March. Quite some time ago, in any case. I got distracted by many things, so I just decided it had to be finished.

Actually the main reason I had to finish is because some new cross stitch projects have to be done, but they are top secret. Yes, I am getting published, in a book ,even! It's a Christmas book, but I am not certain when it is to be released. I am furiously working on stitching my pattern, so I can ship it off. Then next up is another cross stitch pattern for another publication. More on these when the time comes.

About The Quilter here then. The inspiration came from my mother who is a quilter. I wanted to do a little celebration of the quilted arts in a fun way. This design was the result. I felt I really must stitch this one to do the full honor to my mother!

Now August is winding down, time to think about the embroidery journal project before I throw myself into more cross stitch!


Starr White said...

So very cute! She looks like a very happy little quilter with her lovely stack of fabrics, her antique machine, and of course her sweet little helpers. Your mom will be thrilled to pieces!

Textila Erika said...

What a lovely project! How exciting for you to be published, congratulations!