I came across a roll of stitched pieces yesterday and among them was this pretty Derbyshire cottage. I have no idea when I stitched this piece although a couple of the other pieces with it were dated 1995, so I assume it was around that time. It is stitched on what looks like a 28ct evenweave linen in DMC threads using petit-point stitch. It measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" so I think it would finish nicely into a pinkeep or does anyone have any other ideas? Not only did I find this but I also found the original pattern! So ... if anyone is interested in having this pattern, please leave me a comment and, if more than one person is interested I will have a draw, say Friday, February 20.
I finished the last of my exchange pieces yesterday so I am well ahead for the end of the month deadlines. I am going to put together the goodie packages now and hopefully get them in the mail sometime soon.
Also yesterday, whilst blog surfing, I went to visit with Valie
and saw her miniature stitching and it blew me away. Such tiny stitches, such precision; I fell in love! So, I decided that I just had to have the book that she showed in the picture - Miniature Petit Croix by Francoise Prax. Off to ebay I went and then to Amazon.co.uk without any success on either, so I then went to Amazon.fr and there was 'The Book'. Mmmm now this website is obviously written entirely in French and my French, apart from please, thank you, hello and goodbye is non-existent - I really should have paid more attention in my French classes! But with a little help I managed to buy my book - at least I received a confirmation email so I assuming that I did something correctly and, hopefully, the book will be with me shortly.
Thank you for visiting and a Happy Valentines Day to you all.
Labels: Miniature stitching