Slow Sunday Stitching is here again, linkup hosted by Kathy of Kathy's Quilts.
I started a new cross-stitch project by accident. I know, hard to believe! When I was cleaning up my sewing room I came across a couple of framed Aida cloth blanks I'd bought recently at Hobby Lobby, and remembered the Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings pattern I scored at the thrift shop last year (for 95 cents!)
The framed blanks are 14 ct and the pattern called for 32 count, so my stitchery will not be as tiny as the Tidings on the pattern, but fit perfectly in the frames. Despite searching through both mine and my mother-in-law's floss boxes, I did not have all the recommended colors. No matter, I started with the wording, of which I did have the proper red.
This funny looking head will turn into a cute puppy face when I add the remaining stitches, nose and eyes. The pattern came with a heart charm for the puppy's collar. In reading the directions for attaching the charm, I learned that a chart symbol I had interpreted as another green color was actually an overstitch with off white floss to go over the muted green to create the plaid. Oops. No matter, I like my three color plaid better anyway! I will enjoy finishing this off and having it displayed for the holidays.