Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Some of my work to date.  I tend to not keep the majority of what I make, and I’ve only started taking photo’s of it. 

This stocking was for a good friend of mine. It is a Heaven and Earth Design.  Heaven and Earth designs are traditionally done one over one, so you either need very good eyes, or a hella good magnifying glass.  I think this took me about 7 months to complete.

As you can see in the second picture, I used this clever plastic floss to grid.  When working with a Heaven and Earth design, I cannot stress enough the need to grid. It will make your stitching life a whole lot easier.  I used a red plastic thread. It was a bit tricky to work with, but I’m convinced it did cut my work time by months.

I went on a Mirabilia/Lavender and Lace jag for YEARS.  This little beauty is one of the ones that actually made it to framing, and sits proudly on my bathroom wall.  She was the first cross-stitch that I ever did that required beading.  I was so excited by her that she took me just a little over a month to complete.

The Feather Fairy was an absolute delight to stitch. She was made for a good friend, who took the time and money to frame her beautifully.  She is in good hands!  Novice stitchers, don’t be afraid of Mirabilia or Lavender and Lace patterns. They look impressive, but they are relatively easy to do, as there are large patches of colors, so they are easy to complete.
I made this beautiful sun sometime in the 90's when Sun's were THE in-thing.  I had the moon pattern that I half completed before growing utterly bored with it.  Sadly, I lost both the moon cross-stitch and pattern during one of my many moves.

That's all for now. I'll post more pictures later.

~Rai Rai


  1. Your stitching is beautiful! It's too bad you didn't have pictures of everything you've finished over the years. I'm looking forward to seeing many more!

    1. Thanks Debbie!

      I have more pictures that I will put up over the next few days, and I'm nearly finished a project. Just some (read: LOTS) of beading to do, and then it's done!

      It's a Teresa Wentzler. Ever do any of her patterns?

      I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures of previous work. Oh well, live and learn....